Sunday, August 30, 2009
Arshavin reveals why he was brought off at Old Trafford
Andrey Artshavin revealed that he started the game at Old Trafford injured and that was the reason why he was substituted by Arsene Wenger.
When asked on his personal web site whether the reason he was brought off was due to possible damage inflicted by Fletcher’s tackle in the penalty that was not awarded in the first half, he said:
“I began the game injured anyway. This injury has worried me for a long time, but I had to play”
This may account for his below par performances as of late but if he can get goals like that when he is injured then there are far more exciting times to come form the little demon.
However, what is worrying is that Arsene Wenger is having to field players who are injured, so desperate the situation has reached with the absence of fit wide players. And there are many ofcourse, Nasri, Rosicky and Walcott.
What was perplexing to us here at Arsenal Analysis is, having decided to take a risk with Arshavin, why did Wenger decide to start with the ineffective Eboue leaving Bendtner on the bench?