There was nothing exceptional to report from the first half. Bolton looked to grab a quick goal in the early minutes, but as time wore on, the hosts began to dominate possession. At the break, neither side had reward for their efforts but that would soon change.
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It was a good day for Arsenal and a proud moment for captain Robin Van Persie. The forwards had freedom to attack uninhibited because of a consistent defensive performance that has been lacking recently. Laurent Koscielny had a particularly impressive game and contributed a great deal in the 3-0 result. Arsenal will score goals. Those goals will win matches when they are paired with equally impressive defensive solidarity. Next up, the Gunners host Greek Champions Olypiacos at midweek. This may be their easiest assignment in group play. Thats why a big result with plenty of goals is what will be required.