Nov 29

Invigorated Arshavin Adds to Arsenal Impetus

Saturday’s 4-2 win away to Aston Villa was a chance for the squad to prove their mettle in the absence of their captain. Players such as Rosicky, Nasri, and Wilshere were given more responsibility in the centre of the park. Yet, what was most comforting was the apparent return to form of dynamic Russian Andrei Arshavin.

A player for whom Arsene Wenger broke the bank, at least by his standards, he has this season looked disinterested and off the pace. Seemingly inconceivable when he first arrived, he has been subject to growing criticism, with some fans advocating his demotion to the bench. His display on Saturday was a return on the faith which Le Boss has invested in him. Lively throughout, he scored the opener as well as assisted on Samir Nasri’s beautifully-taken second. This was a performance which will instill belief both in himself as well as in the minds of supporters. In the coming winter months, it will be imperative to Arsenal’s title challenge that he maintain this form and chip in with goals and assists.

Coupled with the slow return of Robin van Persie, our firepower should only increase as the games come thick and fast. Of course, there are real concerns at the back for a team supposedly chasing the title, but when match-winners such as Arshavin and van Persie are on form, the squad will always stand a chance. If Wenger can also help Theo find his boots, we’ll soon have a plethora of attacking options with which to terrorise opposing defenses. With November just about survived, this next month will really be a litmus test to our credentials. As long as Arshavin is sparkling, supporters should always have high expectations for this team.

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13 Responses to “Invigorated Arshavin Adds to Arsenal Impetus”

  1. Schwan says:

    Awesome performance Arshavin keep it up..
    Although i believe he can only perform wen played in one competition.. like wen he arrived in Arsenal he was cup-tied, given more rest producing outstanding performances everyday BPL match.

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  2. PJ says:

    Does look like Arshavin was interested again, we’ll need him and the rest of the team to be on their mettle all the way thru the season

    Just saw Barca demolish RM…that is the perfect lesson for our players. No matter how much they dominated, no matter they were two goals up, no matter how many passes they strung together their whole team were sharp, harrying and hustling, closing down their opponents, tackling hard, strong in defense. Truly awesome display!

    The game was won when the final whistle was blown – not before. We often compare ourselves to Barca, when we play consistently the way they did tonight we will win trophies…until then we will need to hope the opposition don’t want it more than us

    We do still need to find (or buy) some warriors in defense and midfield, please Arsene do the honest comparison and put right those final few points – we are not too far away

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  3. Rokabox says:

    Did you see how Barcelona destroyed the special one and his special team!?
    Arsenal looks like a cheap Taiwanese replica in comparison!

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  4. Helio says:

    @ Rokabox: Man you are mean, but you are right nonetheless

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  5. keeming says:

    Rokabox: I think u meant China replicas. Taiwanese replicas are pretty good. Me? Im Singaporean. Just pointing out.

    I have the exact thought when watching the Barca-RM highlights. How dare we compare ourselves to Barca! We are knock-offs!

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  6. jena says:

    There are no pararells between Barcelona and Arsenal. Barcelona is a million miles ahead of Arsenal. Barcelona is highly effective, they dont just pass pass, they are resolute in defence , they move the ball very fast, They have got Messi and they have a world class striker in DAvid Villa.
    To think that we can be drawn against Barca is the UCL knockout stages is frightening. We will struggle against Real Madrid and get slaughtered by Barca

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  7. jcloud says:

    @jena: that’s why Barca couldn’t win Rubin three games in a row?! I saw their last game against Rubin Kazan, Barca were pathetic. Arsenal at least on the same level with them. I’m a gooner (unlike you) therefore Arsenal is dearer to me.

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  8. jason says:

    barca played very well. Fluent, faultless game. If they were to put this performance when we play them , we’ll get slaughtered.

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  9. My Name Is Earl says:

    he’s five foot four…
    he’s five foot fourrrrrrrrrr…
    we’ve got arshavin…
    f**k ade-barn-door

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  10. Angry Fan says:

    WENGER = TIME TO GO.

    YOUR COMMENTS TODAY ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. YOUR WRONG AND EVERYONE CAN SEE YOUR WRONG BUT YOU. YOUR TIME HAS COME MY FRIEND. GO NOW. THEN AT LEAST YOU CAN LEAVE WITH YOUR HEAD HELD HIGH. DONT RUIN THE REPUTATION YOU HAVE.

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  11. pastaface says:

    Angry Fan – Just go away yourself will you!! You are boring.

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  12. Angry Fan says:

    @ pastaface – Once you realise that im never wrong. Your life will become much better.

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  13. Tobeskie says:

    I nid vanpersie and vermalean 2b fully fit…believe me we can equal barca…re dey not beatabu,,,can u rememba hercules…com on fan this season ow trophilis has end…I believe in AW!

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