Santi Claus brings Wenger some festive cheer in 5-2 win over Reading

Reading 2 – Arsenal 5 (Premeir League, December 17, 2012) (Alternative highlightsmore highlightsLukas 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.

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GIF: Lukas Podolski gives Arsenal the lead v Reading

GIF: Santi Cazorla doubles Arsenal’s lead with his head

GIF: Little Santi Cazorla can barely believe he scored with his head

GIF: Santi Cazorla makes it 3-0 in the first half!

Ouch GIF: Jack Wilshere takes a boot in the groin

GIF: Santi Cazorla completes his hat-trick

GIF: Adam Le Fondre pulls one back for Reading

GIF: Jimmy Kebe makes it 4-2

GIF: Theo Walcott makes it 5-2 to confirm win

GIF: Arsenal fan celebrates Walcott’s goal with great enthusiasm

Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere post-match interview

Arsene Wenger post-match interview

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