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Van Persie lead to Arsenal's second win

premier league live bettingRobin van Persie scored two goals, which was a major contribution to victory over Arsenal Bolton 3-0.

The Dutchman scored in the 46th and 71 th minute of the "Emirates", as was his second goal and his hundredth team Arsenal. Alex Song (80) added another goal for the final 3-0, which is the second victory for Arsenal this season in the Premier League. The hosts were facilitated by the fact that Bolton play with one less when in the 55th minute David Wheater got a red card.

For Wenger, the result was no less than his team deserved after dominating the game, especially after David Wheater’s second-half red card.

“It was a question of nerves at the start of the game,” said Wenger in his post-match comments.

“But we had patience and intelligence and I think we controlled the whole game.”

“In the second half I couldn’t see Bolton scoring a goal. They went down to 10 men and that made it even more difficult for them.”

Frustration was palpable at the Emirates after a first half in which Arsenal controlled possession but found decent efforts on goal hard to come by.

Within a minute of the second half commencing though, Van Persie broke the deadlock, striking at the near post to beat Jussi Jaaskelainen and from there on Arsenal eased to victory.

“I felt in the first half we were impatient,” said Wenger.

“We didn’t move the ball quickly enough, our midfielders came a bit deep and as we were man-marked that exposed us.

“In the second half, maybe because [Bolton] were fatigued, our midfielders played high up and right away we became more dangerous.

“We had plenty of opportunities, it is a deserved win that is welcome for us. We cannot drop too many points anymore.”

With Jack Wilshere and Abou Diaby long-term absentees, Wenger may have cause for concern for the health of Theo Walcott, after the winger limped off in stoppage time.

“I thought it was a classic hamstring, but it is not,” said Wenger

“He felt a sharp pain in his knee, and the moment he is with the doctor. He will have a scan tonight.”