Robin Van Persie, the captain of Arsenal, scored a hat-trick to help defeat London rival Chelsea Saturday.
Arsenal had tied up the match twice before two late Van Persie goals gave Arsenal a much needed win, 5-3.
ESPN Soccernet reports that John Terry, Chelsea's captain, had a miserable afternoon featuring a slip that allowed Van Persie to walk in on goal and score. This comes a week after Terry was accused of racially abusing a black player from Queens Park Rangers.
Arsenal have ascended to sixth place in the standings with the win, just three points behind Chelsea, according to The Hindu.