Not much can be written about Robin van Persie that hasn't been said already.
He started this match with a good record against the Blackburn Rovers throughout his Arsenal career, and ended with a great one—13 goals in 13 matches now against the Ewood Park outfit.
Van Persie's movement and instincts, first-time finishing against Rovers, were that of a confident striker in his prime, gaining himself a yard of space and anticipating where crosses or pull-backs would fall, and dispatching them clinically.
He was aided admirably by the willing running of his two young sidekicks, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, as well as the abysmal defending of Blackburn themselves, but finishing is an art in itself and van Persie has it down to a tee these days.
His delivery from wide areas also caused constant problems for Rovers and he was unlucky to maybe not end the game with as many assists as goals.
Walcott, as mentioned, was full of running behind his full-back, Martin Olssen, who had an absolute nightmare.
Just one minute into the game Walcott grabbed his first assist from the byline and collected another almost identical later on.
The star of the show, however, was Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the left flank.
His dribbling ability mesmerised first Jason Lowe and then, when he went off injured, debutant Bradley Orr.
Oxlade-Chamberlain ran at the Rovers defence every time he had the chance, always with a step-over handy to help him on his way, and found spaces—like Walcott—behind the defence at every opportunity.
His first goal in the Premier League came from a great reverse pass by van Persie, but Oxlade-Chamberlain's own movement, control and confidence played a huge role too as he took the ball around the 'keeper before finishing calmly.
The second goal followed in due course and owed much the same to the youngster's poise, turning inside well before finishing low inside the near post.
A great afternoon all-round for these front three and they deserve every accolade they get after this performance.
Theo Walcott - 8/10
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - 9/10, Man of the Match
Robin van Persie - 9/10