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Friday, April 17, 2009

Asharvin Focus

Arsenal didn’t have the best start to the season and found themselves out-with their normal top four position for a large chunk of the year, however they have now regained fourth spot and are looking onwards and upwards. It is true that their resurgence has started to come at a time when many of our players have started to return from injury, but one man has stood head and shoulders (not literally) above all of our players and that is new signing Andrey Arshavin.

Arshavin has not been at the club for long but looks like potentially being one of the most talented players to ever pull on an Arsenal shirt. The tricky little Russian has all the qualities to be a true Arsenal great including pace, skill, excellent shooting ability, fantastic awareness and absolutely no fear.
If only we had signed him in the summer we could still be in with a realistic chance of winning the Premiership. He seems to bring a lot of the attributes that we are missing in the team to the club, in particular the ability to create chances from nothing and produce that little bit of magic that helps to breakdown teams.
For Arshavin to really be an Arsenal great he needs to help bring the league title back to Arsenal, something we have not seen for far too long now. Next season is a huge season for Arsenal as we really need to start winning trophies, but now for the first time in a few years nearly all of the building blocks seem to be in place for Arsenal to last the distance and be crowned Premiership champions.

A crucial aspect, like it is every year for Arsenal, is if we can keep our players fit. We seem to pick up a ridiculous number of injuries to key players which if we can avoid, at least to the extent we have seen of late, then we definitely have the first team and the squad to go all the way.
by Danny Watson, a professional sports writer who blogs about football news.

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