Arsene Wenger on Andrey Arshavin’s performance and Cesc Fabregas’ absence
Written by Jeffrey on November 28, 2010 4:45
Arsenal midfielder Andrey Arshavin was one of the best players in yesterday’s important away win at Villa Park and according to manager Arsene Wenger, the player was very sharp.
Speaking in his post-match press-conference, Wenger started by explaining how come the Gunners – heavily criticised last week – were top of the table after their impressive 2-4 win with the Frenchman saying how things change quickly in modern football and how Aston Villa created more chances than Tottenham Hotspur last week but still ended up on the losing side.
Asked about the performance of the midfielder, Wenger believes he was sharp, always dangerous and how he is a player who could always make the difference.
On the fitness level of Cesc Fabregas and what it means for Arsenal to win without him, Wenger said how he was confident before the game even if the Spaniard would not feature.
Wenger concluded by saying how the home form of his team is not a concern as he said how sooner or later the problem his players are facing when playing at the Emirates will be fixed.
On Saturday, Wenger said:
That’s the modern world of football, it changes quickly. What you do is focus on the quality of what you want to do and let people judge. I feel we played very well against Tottenham and they created less chances than Villa did today but we lost the game.
[Arshavin] has been very sharp today I feel. I felt he was always dangerous. A good test is when you like a player to have the ball and you always like him to have the ball because you feet he could make the difference.
I feel we want ideally Cesc to be there but I was confident before the game. We have a way we want to play football. Of course Cesc has his special talent but I still feel that no matter who plays we can have good team play.
I don’t believe we have [a problem at home]. I prefer to have the problem this way around than the other way around. At home at some stage you will get things right. There is no fear from the players. Maybe we want a bit more urgency at home and feel at the start a bit too confident.