What the papers say: Robin stakes his claim for legendary status

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The SunWonder Rob was under Per
ARSENE WENGER claimed Robin van Persie was not at his best despite his Emirates wonder goal.

The Daily MirrorWalcott admits nervousness in front of Gunners legends
Theo Walcott admitted Arsenal were nervous of fluffing their lines in front of legends like Thierry Henry.

The Daily Mail - Chamakh leans towards summer move away from Arsenal... and he could head back to Bordeaux
Marouane Chamakh admits he may have to leave Arsenal to rekindle his career. Chamakh, who has started only one Barclays Premier League game this season, said: ‘I am 27 and I need to play. I cannot stay like this forever. I won’t leave in January but I will take an important decision in June.

Skipper Robin van Persie admitted a "gamble" put the icing on the cake of Arsenal's 125th anniversary celebrations on Saturday.

ROBIN VAN PERSIE got Thierry Henry out of his seat, Wojciech Szczesny kissing his feet and left Arsene Wenger almost lost for words.

The IndependentVan Persie carving out place in pantheon
If Tony Adams' indomitable contribution to Arsenal's history is best captured by that snapshot of euphoric triumph against Everton, his arms outstretched in victory, and Thierry Henry's by that snarling, leonine pout, then perhaps this is the instant for which Robin van Persie should be cast in bronze.

The GuardianSuperb Robin van Persie lights up Arsenal legends' day against Everton
Another week, another goal and another swell of plaudits for Robin van Persie. Except that this was not just another goal. The Arsenal striker's left-footed volley appeared to transcend the ridiculous and the sublime to elevate him to some other-worldly plane. There was also irony as he celebrated his 33rd Premier League goal of 2011. He had endured an ineffective game.

The Daily TelegraphRobin Van Persie's superb goal delights the history boys at Arsenal's birthday party
History was everywhere at the Emirates on Saturday. It was 125 years almost to the day since a bunch of workers at Woolwich munitions factory had formed a football club in order to brighten their routine.

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