Andrei Arshavin says he didn’t find being behind last night at Reading too frustrating, keeping faith that if Arsenal had chances the aura of Dennis Bergkamp would help them save the game.
The Gunners scored three times in the second half, with two very late goals, to draw level and take the game into extra time. The Russian admitted it was a game that will live long in the memory and that he knew Dennis would use his powers of omnipotence to make things right.
“This game was one I’ll remember for all time,” he told Arsenal Player, “because we were 4-0 down and nobody believed we could come back. And we did it. In extra time we had an advantage mentally and physically and we deserved to win.
“I think we showed spirit, because you can’t come back from 5-0 down if you don’t have spirit. I just thought, if we had chances and God will help us, we will make a draw.
“He helped us, and that’s why we scored in the last minute!”
Thanks be to Dennis. Arshavin has come out from the cold somewhat in recent games, providing a telling cross for the decisive goal against QPR and two assists last night, and he’s hoping for greater involvement in the first team.
“Of course I want to play regularly, but that’s up to the boss,” he said, then did that little laugh of his.