By 1970’s Gooner
Andrey Arshavin has been speaking after Arsenal’s victory in the FA Cup over Burnley and has praised Arsenal’s dominance over the opponent as well as being critical of his own performance.
He considered the fact that Arsenal scored relatively early in the game (in the 24th minute) forced the opponent to play a bit more open than they would have liked.
“From the first minutes of the match we tried to dominate the game which we did. We scored the first goal early thus forcing the opponent to become more open”.
Speaking on his personal site he was particularly happy for providing the assist for Vela’s goal.
“Carlos coolly pushed the ball beyond the defender, ran away and scored.
From the side it seemed that everything was very easy.
In fact it was a piece of great individual skill and that's what I told him” he said.
However when he was asked to comment on his own performance he was not happy with it:
“No, I think that today I did not have a good game” he said.
Andrey was indeed a bit below his other performances as of late even though he should have been fitter for this game. His corners were poor and he tended to drift in and out of the game.
Yet he showed that he can track back and defend when needed and his passing was incisive and accurate.
It’s obvious of course that there’s a lot more to come from him especially when he gets more accustomed to his team mates and regains top fitness.
And that’s what he will be doing when the rest of the team go away on Tuesday to Rome.
“The team flies away on Tuesday but I'm not flying to Italy. I will prepare for the next game at home and I will work with a coach for physical training” he said.