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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Arshavin likes the way Arsenal turn defence into attack

By Aries

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”.


Unknown said...

Words of a true legend

Sue said...

You just have to love this guy !

He is Gooner alright :)

mooqs said...

i know what you guys mean i really love this guy but i really love nasri aswell i think he played superb today as the holding midfielder role considering how small he is aswell these players are all so so small and funny in a way but their football is 2nd to none ABSOLOUTELY WORLDCLASS PLAYERS I CAN ONLY SEE THEM GETTING STRONGER AND STRONGER WELL DONE CESC AND THE REST OF THE LADS KEEP IT UP WE GOT A BIG GAME ON WENDNESDAY HOPEFULLY WE GET A WIN FROM OLD TRAFF....IM GOING FOR AN ARSENAL 2-1 OR A 1-1 DRAW WITH ADEBAYOR AND DIABY OR NASRI....WITH RONALDO SCORING FOR THEM...COME ON YOU GUNNNERS!!!!!

Mojo said...

T shirt being sold outside the stadium today....

I AM GOONER...(with Arshavin's smiling face on it)

Bhidhi Mkoma said...

Its a shame we defend very poorly. Mr Eboue and Mr Gibbs tend to forget their defence responsibilities at times. They forget that they have strikers to mark. To be fait to Mr. Gibbs he is a midfielder and links very well with Arshavin. I would like to see Gibbs picked ahead of Denilson. Aliadiere and King could have easly forced a draw. Sagna & Clichy have not been as good as they were last season and Mr Gallas has been so so. Wenger has to look for at leat 3 defenders in the transfer window

Unknown said...

Guy is pure class!!! Long live the Tsar!!!

As for re-inforcements for next year; bring in Hangeland and Yaya Toure alt. Cana and we're in for the quadruple next year...

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