Santi Claus brings Wenger some festive cheer in 5-2 win over Reading
- December 17, 2012
Reading 2 – Arsenal 5 (Premeir League, December 17, 2012) (Alternative highlights, more highlights) Lukas Podolski connected with a Kieron Gibbs cross and finished well to fire the Gunners in front. Santi Cazorla headed in a second from close range, ghosting into the box unnoticed. Cazorla added another just minutes later, taking advantage of sloppy Reading defending. Santi Cazorla completed his hat-trick in the second half, slotting home from close range. Adam Le Fondre pulled one back for the hosts after cooly rounding the keeper. Jimmy Kebe pulled another one back for Reading minutes later. Theo Walcott extinguished any hopes of a dramatic comeback with a lovely left footed finish. Santi Cazorla got to take the match ball home at full time after scoring his first hat-trick in English football.