Bendtner, Van Persie amongst goals in Arsenal romp

Arsenal secured their first victory of pre-season with an emphatic 7-1 win over Austrian minnows SC Columbia.

Arsenal secured their first victory of pre-season with an emphatic 7-1 win over Austrian minnows SC Columbia.

Nicklas Bendtner, Robin van Persie and Aaron Ramsey all grabbed braces, while William Gallas also got on the scoresheet.

The Gunners did suffer a minor embarrassment when a freakish goal from Patrick Lehner gave the amateurs a shock first-half lead after Manuel Almunia's clearance cannoned off him into the net.

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