Andrey Arshavin has been talking after the victory against Middlesbrough and has been very complementary about the way Arsenal play lately and of the fans.
“This Sunday, we played good football.
I liked that we quickly move from defense to attack, which led to the goal in the first half.
We went to the break deservedly ahead.
The second half continued in the same spirit. Once again a good combination of play gave the opportunity for Cesc to score. I am happy for him” he said.
He also revealed that the reason he was able to break the opponent’s attacks and set up Arsenal on the counter break was under the instructions of Arsene Wenger: “Arsene requires us to help at the back” he continued.
The players took their foot off the gas after the second goal went in as they were thinking ahead to the Champions League game.
“I think that if we were not relaxed in the second half Middlesbrough would have lost by a much larger account. Probably because the guys were thinking of the difficult game with Manchester United" he said.
The fans were particularly warm to him after his four goals at Anfield.
“Of course, after four goals in the last match, they sought to emphasize their support for me. On the other hand, from the first day I feel like they belong to me. I am obliged to play even better to try not to let them down”.