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Gunners back on target to down Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield

Published on Sep 2, 2012 10:32 PM
Arsenal's German forward Lukas Podolski, (right), vies with Liverpool's English defender Glen Johnson during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, north-west England on Sept 2, 2012. -- PHOTO:  AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Arsenal ended their goal drought in emphatic fashion as Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla inspired an impressive 2-0 win at Liverpool on Sunday.

Arsene Wenger's side had drawn a blank in their first two Premier League matches as they struggled to adapt to life without Dutch forward Robin van Persie, who joined Manchester United last month.

But the Gunners, held to goalless draws by Sunderland and Stoke, were back on target at Anfield thanks to two of Wenger's pre-season signings.

Germany striker Podolski netted his first goal for the club in the first half to end Arsenal's barren run of 211 scoreless minutes. Then Spanish midfielder Cazorla bagged his first Gunners goal in the second half with a low shot that Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina should have saved.

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