Wonderful Wigan stun awful Arsenal

Arsenal 1 Wigan 2

Vermaelen 21; Di Santo 7, Gomez 8

Wigan proved that last week’s win over Manchester United was no one-hit wonder as they punched two holes in Arsenal‘s fragile defence in the space of a minute and deservedly held on to record a crucial win which lifts them five points clear of the relegation zone. Defeat left Arsenal five points clear of both Spurs and Newcastle, but having now played a game more, as they missed a golden opportunity to tighten their stranglehold on the third automatic Champions League spot.

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Arsenal go out with heads held high and all guns blazing

Arsenal 3 AC Milan 0

Koscielny 7, Rosicky 26, van Persie 43 pen

Insert your own cliche about heroic failure or honour in defeat. Arsenal lost this Champions League tie in the first leg, but nearly pulled off the ultimate Houdini act with three first-half goals which had Milan rocking unsteadily before finally squeaking through on a night when Arsene Wenger‘s side showed spirit and desire and no small amount of quality, and left their fans glowing with pride at having nearly pulled off the impossible.

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Comeback Arsenal, all is forgiven

Arsenal 5 Tottenham 2

Sagna 40, van Persie 43, Rosicky 51, Walcott 65, 68; Saha 4, Adebayor pen 34

Once the euphoria has worn off, Arsenal fans will remember that they are still facing a seventh consecutive trophyless season. However there is no better antidote than a rousing win over local rivals Tottenham, and the lift that both fans and players will experience as a result of this thumping comeback victory may yet provide the same impetus for a late-season run that the 5-3 win at Stamford Bridge did earlier in the season. At the very least, it presents a genuine highlight in a season which has seen more lows than highs for Arsene Wenger‘s side.

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Henry delivers a parting gift as substitutes lead Arsenal comeback

Sunderland 1 Arsenal 2

McClean 70; Ramsey 75, Henry 90+1

Legends write their own headlines. Just as it looked like Arsenal would have to settle for an honourable battling draw at a misty Stadium of Light, Thierry Henry poked home an injury-time winner to condemn high-flying Sunderland to defeat and ensure the Emirates Stadium faithful will continue to speak of his name in reverent tones long after he returns to the US next week. With Chelsea, Liverpool and Newcastle all losing, Arsenal climbed back into the top four.

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Arsenal huff and puff but can’t blow the big bad Wolves down

Arsenal 1 Wolves 1

Gervinho 8; Fletcher 38

After watching Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool all drop points unexpectedly on Boxing Day, Arsenal wasted an opportunity to claim a place in the top four as they were held at home by a stubborn Wolves side. The visitors battled hard to end a run of six consecutive away defeats in the Premier League and earn their first point away from Molineux since August 27th – exactly four months ago. However, this was a game Arsenal should have won, and nine times out of ten would have won.

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