And indeed all things went and we stormed to a 4-0 victory, with Van Persie opening the scoring on the 8th minute. Some sublime play from Theo Walcott, dancing confidently around the Blackburn defence slipped Van Persie through on goal in the box to the right, and he toe poked past Robinson.
Van Persie started the game possessed and someone who just wanted to play and score. He had scored 7 goals against Blackburn previously and made it 8 today. He could have had more had it not been for a few good saves. At the beginning of the season it was key for him to start scoring and a few games without a goal did get me worried, but it's good to see him back on the score-sheet and it's 3 in 2 for the Dutchman.
I had the privilege of watching the game and a note to Eboue who is a completely different player than last season. Deployed on the right, it's amazing what a summer break can do to a player. Denilson and Cesc were our central midfield and their partnership has really started to develop.
The second goal came from a nice build up and young Denilsoncleverly ran with the ball to the left wing position, resisting the temptation to pass and instead picked out Adebayor with a sublime cross that the Togan duly headed past Robinson to make it 2-0. Literally on the half time whistle.
Although Blackburn did have chances and played well, there was an air of confidence about our team today, but it did stay 2-0 for a lot of the second half.
Some great play saw Eboue through on goal, to be upended by Warnock in the box and a penalty was awarded. The Ivorian had to be replaced with a bruised knee, on came Aaron Ramsey. Walcott had been earlier replaced by Alex Song. Ade stepped up and despite a good effort at saving it, it was 3-0 to Arsenal and Ade's second. And just before we thought it was over, a great pass into Ade's path saw the player through on goal to make it 4-0 after rounding the keeper.
It was a good performance and brilliant to see our team gaining confidence and playing well.
I'll keep it short today as I'm up north, back to London tomorrow.