18 Dec 2012

Arsenal beat Reading 5-2

1:04 pm on 18 December 2012

Arsenal has scored a 5-2 win at bottom side Reading to move up to fifth in English football's Premiership.

Spanish playmaker Santi Cazorla scored a hat-trick for the Gunners, while German forward Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott got the other two.

Arsenal now have 27 points from 17 games, two behind rivals Tottenham Hotspur in fourth and 15 behind leaders Manchester United.

Reading stay bottom with nine points.