By Chris Harris

Robin van Persie admits that Arsenal "threw away" three points at Blackburn on Saturday.

Arsène Wenger's side showed glimpses of their fluent best in the first half at Ewood Park and were well worth their 2-1 advantage at the interval. But Arsenal unravelled in the second half, conceding two own goals en route to a 4-3 defeat.

Van Persie was denied a late equaliser by Blackburn keeper Paul Robinson and the Arsenal captain believes the best team lost.

"I think we were worth three points if you ask me," he told Arsenal Player.

"We were so much better than them, and even now I can't see how they scored four goals against us. It shouldn't be possible. It is very frustrating.

"We conceded the second and third goals quite soon after each other, so maybe that was a bit of a setback because we didn't expect that. The boss spoke about not giving away free-kicks easily, and you see how they scored.

"I don't blame the guys because anyone can score an own goal, it's a bit unlucky. But we conceded very similar goals against Blackburn and that is frustrating.

"It is the reality now, we have to deal with that and look ahead. We have a game on Tuesday again and we must give our maximum. We have to look at it game by game."

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19 Sep 2011