Arsenal vs. Blackburn Rovers: 5 Things We Learned in Gunners' 7-1 Victory

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Arsenal vs. Blackburn Rovers: 5 Things We Learned in Gunners' 7-1 Victory
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Arsenal racked up their biggest Premier League win of the season as they smashed seven past a thoroughly dreadful Blackburn Rovers side at the Emirates Stadium, and here we'll take a look at five things the game taught us.

Things couldn't have gotten off to a better start for the Gunners as they took the lead after barely 80 seconds, Robin van Persie knocking home from close range after Theo Walcott had split the back line of Rovers.

Morten Gamst Pedersen equalised for Rovers after half an hour, but in the final 15 minutes of the first half Rovers self-destructed, conceding twice more—Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and van Persie again scoring—and seeing defender Gael Givet sent off for a two-footed challenge.

It was all one-way traffic after the break as Arsenal added to their tally with goals from Oxlade-Chamberlain again, Mikel Arteta, van Persie for his hat trick and then Thierry Henry, who scored his first Premier League goal for just over five years.

A hugely convincing win for Arsenal who move back up into fifth position, while Rovers drop one place to 19th on goal difference.

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