04 Feb '12, 3pm

Robin van Persie overtakes Dennis Bergkamp to become #Arsenal’s leading scorer with 123 goals

LONDON - Robin van Persie scored a hat-trick today to overtake Dennis Bergkamp on Arsenal's all-time scorers list and lead his club to its biggest win of the season, 7-1 over Blackburn. Van Persie took sole possession of 10th place on the all-time list with Arsenal's second-minute opener and hit an almost identical goal for 2-1 in the 38th minute. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored his first league goal before struggling Blackburn was reduced to 10 men just before half-time when Gael Givet was sent off for a two-footed foul on Van Persie. Mikel Arteta added a fourth goal, Oxlade-Chamberlain struck a fifth, Van Persie completed his hat-trick with an unmarked finish in the 62nd minute and substitute Thierry Henry scored in injury time. Van Persie now has 123 goals for Arsenal. AP

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