Arsenal 4-0 FC Porto

Oct 1, 2008

Arsenal comfortably overcame Porto to get their home campaign in Champions League Group G off to a perfect start.

Cristian Rodriguez’s header hit the bar and Lisandro’s shot was cleared off the line as Arsenal were lucky early on.

But Robin van Persie slid in to convert Emmanuel Adebayor’s cross to open the scoring and the Dutchman’s corner was headed in by Adebayor to make it 2-0.

Van Persie toe-poked his second on 48 minutes before Adebayor’s penalty after a foul on Nicklas Bendtner sealed it.

Arsenal could even afford to miss a host of chances – unlike at the weekend in a shock defeat by Hull – as they cantered to a vital three points.

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