By Joe Brewin

Robin van Persie believes Arsenal have no fear wherever they travel at the moment.

Arsène Wenger’s side took home an incredible 5-3 victory from Stamford Bridge on Saturday, with Van Persie himself hitting a brilliant hat-trick to put Chelsea to the sword.

The Dutchman now has 28 Premier League goals in this calendar year - in just 27 matches - and he says Arsenal now feel strong wherever they play.

“To score five goals here is big achievement, especially when you look at the game,” Van Persie said. “We had to come back twice. Just before half time was a big blow but we came back quickly.

“Ten minutes from time they score that equaliser which made it very hard to regroup again and go for the fourth. They were two big blows.

“But we did it, came back and showed character. To score five at Stamford Bridge is a big, big thing. This is one of the hardest grounds in football.

“I had a feeling that both teams could score from every angle - in every minute of the game. It was a strange game but fun as well.

“We are having a good run at the moment,” he added. “It has been a bit quiet and not many people have noticed it but we have won eight out of nine games.

“This one sets an example. People realise we can do it against any team so everyone is happy.”

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31 Oct 2011