Last night's demolition of Southampton saw hat-tricks from Jermaine Pennant and Robert Pires.

Pennant's treble proved to be the fastest hat-trick of the season, bagged in just 10 pulsating minutes in the first half of last night's fixture.

The young Arsenal forward's hat-trick also proved to be the second quickest to be completed from the start of the match in Premiership history, taking just 26 minutes.

The quickest is one that Gunners fans will want to forget as it came against Arshne Wenger's men at Old Trafford in the 6-1 defeat in 2001.

Premiership Hat-tricks 2002-03 Player Mins of Goals Mins to score hat-trick Pennant v Southampton 16, 19, 26 10 Viduka v Charlton 42, 53, 56 14 Van Nistelrooy v Newcastle 38, 47, 53 15 Scholes v Newcastle 34, 37, 52 18 Van Nistelrooy v Charlton 31, 37, 53 22

This match was also remarkable in that it was the first time two players have scored hat-tricks in the same game in Premiership history, let alone for the same team. Arsenal have seen this happen many times in their history, but this was the first double-treble since 1963 when Geoff Strong and Joe Baker bagged hat-tricks in the club's first European match, the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup first leg against Staevnet of Denmark who were beaten 7-1.

First-half Premiership hat-tricks Date Player Min of 3rd Goal For Against 25/02/2001 Dwight Yorke 22 Manchester Utd Arsenal 07/05/2003 Jermaine Pennant 26 Arsenal Southampton 22/02/1997 Ian Marshall 27 Leicester City Derby County 21/11/1993 Andy Cole 30 Newcastle Utd Liverpool 27/08/1994 Robbie Fowler 31 Liverpool Arsenal

The full list of double hat-tricks is shown below, with special mention for the FA Cup Qualifying Round on 29 October against City Ramblers. This was the only occasion on which three Arsenal players all bagged hat-tricks.

5/10/1889 FA Cup Qualifying Round 11-0 v Lyndhurst
Humphrey Barbour and William Scott.

29/10/1892 FA Cup Qualifying Round 10-1 v City Ramblers
James Henderson, Charles Booth and Arthur Elliott

14/10/1893 FA Cup 12-0 v Ashford
Arthur Elliott and James Henderson

31/12/1898 League 6-2 v Luton
Adam Haywood and Fergus Hunt

27/12/1930 League 7-1 v Blackpool
David Jack and Jimmy Brain

28/1/1931 League Arsenal beat Grimsby 9-1
David Jack (4) and Jack Lambert

9/1/1932 FA Cup 11-1 v Darwen
Cliff Bastin (4) and David Jack

24/12/1932 League 9-2 v Sheffield United
Jack Lambert (5) and Cliff Bastin

1/9/1934 League 8-1 v Liverpool
Ted Drake and Ray Bowden

15/12/1934 League 8-0 v Leicester 8-0
Ted Drake and Joe Hulme

25/9/1963 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 7-1 v Staevnet
Geoff Strong and Joe Baker

7/5/2003 Premiership 6-1 v Southampton
Jermaine Pennant and Robert Pires

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8 May 2003