Top Gunners add to Pompey misery

Date published: Wednesday 30th December 2009 9:56

The visitors were always in command after Eduardo’s 25-yard free-kick had deflected off Younes Kaboul (28), before Samir Nasri (42) drilled in a second just before half-time.

Wales teenager Aaron Ramsey smashed home a fine third on 69 minutes when he skipped round two tackles before drilling home left-footed from the edge of the box.

Although Nadir Belhadj – one of several Pompey players set to leave for African Nations Cup duty – pulled a goal back (74) at the end of a well-worked move, Cameroon midfielder Alex Song powerfully headed in a fourth with nine minutes left.

The win moves Arsenal to within four points of leaders Chelsea, with the Gunners boasting a game in hand. Pompey remain bottom.

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