Arsenal 3 Birmingham 1

Arsenal continue their winning ways and thrilling their fans. The Arsenal engine was purring perfectly early on and after 16 minutes, Robin van Persie celebrated the birth of his daughter this week with his fifth goal of the season. Followed by that lovely goal, Abou Diaby grabbed another almost immediately.

However Lee Bowyer plundered a goal seven minutes before the break despite Arsenal claiming a foul on Vito Mannone in the build-up. The visitors then tried to build on that goal and make a good challenge for the match but Arsenal had to thank the Italian goalie for a crucial save late on and could only breathe easily after Andrey Arshavin curled home a low shot from the edge of the area with five minutes remaining.

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