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LONDON (AP) Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner scored his first Premier League goal for Arsenal in almost three years as the Gunners defeated Hull 2-0 on Wednesday to retain a four-point lead atop of the standings.
After being handed a rare start by manager Arsene Wenger, Bendtner headed in Arsenal's first goal after less than two minutes when he converted a fine cross from Carl Jenkinson at the conclusion of a brilliant move started by Aaron Ramsey.
Mesut Ozil slotted home Ramsey's reverse pass after the interval as the hosts secured a sixth straight home win. With a third of the season over, Arsenal leads the standings with 34 points, four more than Chelsea, which won 4-3 at Sunderland.