Sunday, January 10, 2010
Arshavin sheds light on Denilson’s mystery injury and admits Everton imposed their game
Andrei Arshavin has been speaking about the Everton game stating that one cannot blame the severe whether conditions for Arsenal’s off form performance.
“To be honest, to be on the field was not very pleasant for the players of Arsenal and the opponent. Strong wind and snow always blowing in our faces. Unusual for a game at the Emirates.
On the other hand football is played in any weather, so this complaint is certainly not how we should explain the reason that we did not beat Everton” he said on his personal site.
The reason can be found in how Everton played he thought:
“Everton managed to impose their game, especially in the first half. They wisely blocked the wings and let us turn to the center of the field.
The fact that after the first half of the game, the score was 1-1, I think it was lucky for us”.
On Denilson’s injury he believed that it was a relapse of his back injury.
“He had a back injury. During the game he suffered a relapse. How seriously? I do not know. In any case we have another injured player”.
Indeed. And it is how Arsenal cope with all these absent players in the next few games that may go a long way in determining the fate of this campaign.