• Arsene Wenger is hoping his Arsenal side can boost their top-four hopes with a victory against Brian McDermott's struggling Reading tonight
  • McDermott is all smiles before the game but the Royals boss knows the pressure will mount if they suffer another defeat
  • Lucas Podolski fires the Gunners into an early lead at the Madejski Stadium
  • It's the German's fifth Premier League goal of the season
  • Santi Cazorla's diving header doubles Arsenal's advantage
  • Wojciech Szczesny is having a quiet night but is certainly enjoying watching his side run riot
  • Arsenal celebrate again after Cazorla finds the net for the second time tonight
  • It gets worse for Reading after the break as Cazorla completes his hat trick to put the visitors 4-0 up
  • The Royals do at least mount a spirited comeback with two goals - including this strike from Jimmy Kebe
  • But Theo Walcott seals the victory by netting Arsenal's fifth
  • Walcott applauds the visiting supporters after the match as the Gunners celebrate moving up to fifth in the table

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Arsene Wenger is hoping his Arsenal side can boost their top-four hopes with a victory against Brian McDermott's struggling Reading tonight