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Paul Pogba achieves incredible PL feat - four ex-Arsenal stars did the same years ago

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Paul Pogba became the first Manchester United player and just the seventh footballer in Premier League history to pick up four assists in a single game.

The Frenchman started for the Red Devils against Leeds United on Saturday, and he was arguably the best player on the pitch. The Whites couldn’t contain him, even when he was a long way away from the goal.

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Pogba’s achievement is absolutely incredible, but he’s a bit late to the party. Four Arsenal players managed to do this years ago, the first of which happened in a game all the way back in February 1999.

Dennis Bergkamp

Back in February 1999, Bergkamp was arguably Arsenal’s best player. Arsene Wenger handed him a start up front alongside Nicolas Anelka and the two forwards stole the show against Leicester City at Highbury.

Arsenal won the game 5-0, Anelka scored a hat-trick and Bergkamp picked up four assists. It was a sensational performance by the legendary Dutchman and it is fondly remembered by Gooners to this day.

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Jose Antonio Reyes

The late great Spaniard was one of the most underrated players in the Premier League during his time here. It really is a shame that he decided to go back to Spain after only a few years with us, but he did provide some memorable moments.

One such moment came against Middlesbrough in June 2006. Arsenal smashed seven past Boro thanks to a hat-trick from Thierry Henry and goals from Philippe Senderos, Robert Pires, Gilberto Silva and Alexander Hleb.

Reyes assisted four of the seven goals we scored that day.

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Cesc Fabregas

Arsenal hosted Blackburn in 2009 and Wenger’s men were in spectacular form. We smashed six past the Rovers in what was a fantastic performance, and Cesc Fabregas, apart from scoring one himself, picked up four assists.

Thomas Vermaelen, Robin van Persie, Andrey Arshavin, Theo Walcott and everybody’s favourite Niklas Bendtner also got on the score sheet at the Emirates a little under 12 years ago.

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Santi Cazorla

It hurts every Arsenal fan to this day that injuries ruined Santi Cazorla’s career in the Premier League. However, when the little Spaniard was fit, he was up there with the best midfielders in the country.

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One of Cazorla’s best performances in an Arsenal shirt came against Wigan Athletic at the Emirates in May 2013. The Gunners won 4-1 and the Spaniard assisted every single goal we scored against the Latics on the day.

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