- Rosicky 43,
- Fabregas 52,
- Vermaelen 65,
- Arshavin 85
Bolton Wanderers 2
- Cahill 7,
- Taylor (pen) 28
Goals from Gary Cahill and Matty Taylor gave Bolton a quick fire lead before Tomas Rosicky halved the deficit on the stroke of half-time. Fabregas levelled things up just after the break and Thomas Vermaelen finished off a Fabregas corner before Andrey Arshavin sealed a wonderful comeback in the dying moments.
It turned into a superb night for manager Arsene Wenger, whose team were 2-0 down after 28 minutes but needed to win by two clear goals to move to the summit of the table, Arsenal showed great character to come beat Bolton Wanderers 4-2
The Gunners boss was able to introduce fit-again Theo Walcott for his first appearance since 27 December when he replaced Eduardo late in the game.
But Arsenal’s toils paid dividends moments before the half time whistle. Rosicky, having received the ball from Fabregas, shifted the ball to the right and beat Jaaskelainen at his near post from 20 yards to set up a mouth watering second half
Andrey Arshavin sealed the win in the 85th minute after a lovely one-two between the Russian and Croatian striker Eduardo da Silva, with the win taking Arsenal to the top of the English Premier League ahead of Chelsea on goals scored, although Carlo Ancelotti’s side have a game in hand.
Arsenal: Manuel Almunia, Thomas Vermaelen, William Gallas, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna, Denilson, Abou Diaby (Craig Eastmond 77), Cesc Fabregas, Eduardo da Silva (Theo Walcott 90), Andrei Arshavin, Tomas Rosicky (Carlos Vela 88).
Bolton Wanderers: Jussi Jaaskelainen, Zat Knight, Gary Cahill, Paul Robinson (Samuel Ricketts 90), Gretar Rafn Steinsson, Fabrice Muamba, Mark Davies (Gavin McCann 57), Tamir Cohen, Matthew Taylor, Lee Chung-Yong (Ivan Klasnic 81), Kevin Davies.