The observation by critics about Arsenal being a one-man team has been proved yet again with The Gunners riding a brace from talismanic Dutch striker Robin Van Persie to overcome Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield. Liverpool, fresh from their League Cup win in their first trip to the new Wembley against Cardiff City, controlled the entire match and could have gone in front in the 18th minute had Dutch midfielder Dirk Kuyt not missed the penalty that was awarded to them. Kuyt took the responsibility of taking the penalty after Charlie Adam’s horrific miss in the tie breaker in the League Cup final but he too, failed to convert the chance.
Liverpool did take the lead eventually when Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny put the ball into his own net but it didn’t take long for The Gunners to respond with Robin Van Persie putting Arsene Wenger’s men on level terms. The entire match was played in the Arsenal half with Liverpool having the more clear cut chances and had it not been for the lackluster Liverpool finishing, they could have finished the match a few goals to the good.
But that was not to be an Van Persie popped up with the winner for Arsenal in injury time, handing The Gunners an unlikely win that gives them a chance to climb up the table for a UEFA Champions League spot an Liverpool are still 10 points adrift of the final Champions League position, with only 11 matches left.
But when it comes to Arsenal, they must buy players at the end of the season as they cannot keep on depending on Robin Van Persie, who has grown increasingly frustrated at the lack of transfer activity and might just walk out on the club if Arsene Wenger does not splash the cash.