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Van Persie secures win for Gunners

Arsenal 1-0 QPR

  • Sat 31 Dec 2011: In the stands at the Emirates is Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, who is set to return to the club on loan - much to the delight of some young fans.
  • Sat 31 Dec 2011: Another Arsenal legend in the making is supreme goalscorer Robin van Persie - although the Dutchman misses an early chance.
  • Sat 31 Dec 2011: Arsenal look to press home their advantage, but England's Theo Walcott sends his shot wide of goal.
  • Sat 31 Dec 2011: Robin van Persie is chasing the record for most Premier League goals in a calendar year - but he is again thwarted as another chance goes begging.
  • Sat 31 Dec 2011: Finally Robin van Persie gets the breakthrough with the only goal, leaving him on 35 Premier League goals for 2011 - one behind Alan Shearer's record.
  • Sat 31 Dec 2011: It is a mixed Christmas period for QPR's Joey Barton who tastes defeat shortly after becoming a father.

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