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Van Persie wows with Gunners winner

It was number 19 for van Persie. (©GettyImages)
It was number 19 for van Persie. (©GettyImages).

Robin van Persie scored a fitting winner to celebrate Arsenal's 125th anniversary as the Gunners triumphed 1-0 over Everton at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal paraded club legends on the pitch prior to the game to mark the north London outfit's birthday, and the Gunners' latest hero once again proved his worth with a quite stunning strike.

The home side had spurned a number of glorious chances in the first half, with van Persie - and others - surprisingly wasteful in front of goal.

It took 70 minutes before the Gunners were finally able to convert an opportunity and it was van Persie who took his chance, and the Dutchman added his 19th goal of the season in some style.

Alex Song chipped a pass over the back-tracking Everton defence, which van Persie latched onto on the volley and fired crisply past Tim Howard and into the bottom corner.

It was a finish fit for Arsenal's striking greats, two of who were watching from the stands - Thierry Henry and Ian Wright.

And, although it was not Arsenal's finest performance of the season, they can now boast a place in the top four for the the first time this term.

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