Andrey Arshavin has been speaking on his site about the game at Old Trafford and offered an excuse as to his rather quiet showing.
He is in fact still suffering from the after effects of the flu that had originally forced him to miss the game against Chelsea in the League last week.
“In fact even today I still do not feel very well. I still feel the effects of the flu and have not yet managed to fully recover. On the other hand, I am glad that I played in this match, at a beautiful stadium, against this opponent”.
However he considers that even with him having a quiet day Arsenal played very well.
“We played very well. Our team did not allow the freedom to our opponent to start attacks easily so Manchester United was not able to show its strengths”.
“But they are one of the best defenses in the world. We did everything on the pitch to win. If we had scored the game would have gone a different way”
Andrey believes that the players played for their pride and wanted to show that the quality of the team deserves to finish above fourth spot in the League.
“We wanted to show that our club is not so weak as to be only the fourth in the League. I think we proved it.
“My club will go on another holiday ... But, I hope, that (next season) we can experience at the «Emirates» the same feelings, emotions and the joy of victory in the English championship”
We hope so too Andrey….