Arshavin has been speaking on his personal web site about the victory at Wigan. He considers that the forced exit of Mido and the deployment of Arsenal’s big guns, Adebayor and Van Persie, were important in deciding the outcome of the game.
“Mido caused a lot of problems for us.
They supplied him with long balls and their assault ended with a goal from a corner. It was well deserved.
We could've been 3-0 before the break.
We had some serious problems but after Mido was substituted we leveled the score immediately”.
Andrey again showed how prepared the Arsenal players are prior to games with regard to the tactics the opponents are likely adopt.
“Wigan did not allow us to play from the start, closing us down on every inch of the pitch, sometimes playing quicker than us. I thought that they were quite strong physically.
However our manager and ourselves knew that they will inevitably tire and that we will be able to capitalise then”
“With the scores level, Arsene brought in our leaders: Adebayor and Van Persie. After getting to 2-1 we started finding free space, which is great for a team like ours. We are a better team, we have more technical ability and we took our chances” he said.
The in flight entertainment for the team’s flight back to London included a competition between the Arsenal players.
Andrey revealed that he enjoyed watching his team mates compete with each other to find out who is the fastest using their bluetooth mobile phones!
And guess who is the fastest.
“We took a (plane) flight. I was watching the guys play races on Bluetooth. Walcott beat Cesc, Bendtner, Nasri and others”
But is this allowed on planes?