Van Persie strikes twice in Arsenal win

Updated: 24 September 2011 21:34 IST

Arsenal beat 10-man Bolton 3-0 on Saturday with two goals from captain Robin van Persie, easing the pressure on the Gunners after a terrible start to their Premier League season.

Van Persie strikes twice in Arsenal win
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Arsenal beat 10-man Bolton 3-0 on Saturday with two goals from captain Robin van Persie, easing the pressure on the Gunners after a terrible start to their Premier League season.

Van Persie drilled a shot past Bolton goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen at his near post after just 36 seconds of the second half.

The Dutchman's second - his 100th goal for Arsenal - came in the 71st minute when he nudged the ball in off his left shin in front of goal after a cross from Theo Walcott. Alex Song added a third in the 89th.

Bolton defender David Wheater was sent off in the 55th minute after he made contact with Walcott, who was closing in on goal.

Arsenal moved up several spots in the table after starting the day in 17th.

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