#ThrowBackThursday Robin van Persie's hat-trick downs Chelsea

Four years ago today, October 29, Robin van Persie scored a hat-trick as Arsenal beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge 5-3

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  play Robin van persie celebrates after scoring a hat trick against Chelsea in 2011 (Associated Press)
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Long before he came a villain to Arsenal fans Robin van Persie was a firm fans’ favourite at the Emirate.

In 2011 after the exit of Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and a long term injury to midfield sensation, Jack Wilshere Arsenal was in need of a star man to carry them on his shoulders.

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Then came Van Persie, who despite being a fantastic striker has never played a full season with the Gunners due to injury.

  play RVP scores this third in Arsenal's 5-3 trashing of Chelsea in 2011 (PA)


Luckily for them the striker’s injury problems were behind him as he fired Arsenal to third place finish in the English Premier League.

  play RVP scores as Petr Cech (then of Chelsea) looks on (Getty Images)


That season he scored a hat trick for Arsenal as they thrashed Chelsea 5-3 at Stamford Bridge.

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That day was fours ago today.

See the video, below:

Highlights of Arsenal win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in 2011

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