Ironically, Robin van Persie! Just three minutes he took his time, then the former Arsenal captain struck in the first duel with his old club Manchester United and brought it to the road victory.
The Dutchman put his eighth goal of the season with the foundation for the 2-1 (1-0) home win of the championship record in the big game. After his hit, which a serious mistake by Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen went ahead, Van Persie was out of respect for his former colleague back in jubilation. Where it did not matter. From the first minute to the Torgarant last season was greeted with boos.
The Gunners were served after a disappointing performance with the result still good. Lukas Podolski, the early hopes aroused by the fans, to replace van Persie, hardly noticed and stopped again without results. After a promising start to the season of the ex-Cologne waiting now for six days of play on a goal in the league.