Andrey Arshavin has admitted it simply “was not our day” against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
The Russian was involved in a woeful team performance which was nearly sparred by an inspirational Samir Nasri brace.
Arshavin can rue his luck for hitting the woodwork in the first half before managing to set up Nasri for Arsenal’s second goal in the failed comeback.
The 29-year-old though, failed to truly reignite Arsenal’s dull display in the absence of Cesc Fabregas and Arshavin could only express his frustration after the final whistle on Saturday.
“We were losing the ball – some things didn’t turn out as planned. West Bromwich, on the contrary, had a very good game, they were playing well.”
“They managed to use our mistakes. It wasn’t our day – hence the score on the scoreboard. I have nothing more to say about the game.”
Now into his second full season in English football, Arshavin accepts results are never guaranteed in the top flight.
“This is the English Premier League. Everything is unpredictable here, anything can happen.”
Failure to put West Brom to sword at home has made next week’s trip to league leaders Chelsea even more daunting, but despite the clash’s implications now bigger with both teams losing on Saturday, Arshavin only has attention on the Partizan test in midweek.
“It is too early to think about Chelsea. First, we have to focus on the Champions League (next week). We have successfully started that tournament. So now we need to strengthen our position there.”
“We must prepare for the match against Chelsea only after the game against Partizan.”
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