On Tuesday night Nicklas Bendtner made history by becoming the first player to score a European hat-trick at Emirates Stadium.

The Dane struck three times in the Gunners' 5-0 triumph over Porto, helping to steer Arsenal into the Champions League Quarter-Finals. In doing so he became the sixth man to score a hat-trick for Arsenal in European competition.

Below is a table of all the players to have struck Arsenal hat-tricks in Europe.

ARSENAL'S HAT-TRICKS IN EUROPE
Date Competiton Player (goals) Opposition H/A/N W/D/L F A
09/03/2010 Champions League Bendtner (3) FC Porto H W 5 0
27/11/2002 Champions League Henry (3) AS Roma A W 3 1
23/03/2000 UEFA Cup Parlour (3) Werder Bremen A W 4 2
18/09/1991 European Cup Smith (4) FK Austria H W 6 1
25/09/1963 European Fairs Cup Strong (3) Staevnet A W 7 1
25/09/1963 European Fairs Cup Baker (3) Staevnet A W 7 1

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