Arshavin: We knew Spurs were dead and burried
Andrey Arshavin has revealed what Arsenal’s mindset was during the half-time break on Saturday.
The Russian and his side’s rusty display had been spared by quick-fire goals from Van Persie and Fabregas late in the half but on the note of the gifted 2-2 draw at West Ham last week, Arsene Wenger still had a stern look his face heading back into the dressing room.
They cruised into a 2-0 lead and looked back at Upton Park but according to Arshavin, there was no such feeling at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
The 28-year-old claims he and his teammates were convinced Tottenham did not have a comeback drama in them and signs of no jitters during the interval helped them see out that significant victory.
“Today we had a good game from start to finish and owned the advantage from when we scored the first goal. Robin burst in free from nowhere to score. I think that was a turning point in the game.” Arshavin said.
“When we went 3-0 up in the second-half, it was logical that the game had ended.
What I liked today was that even at half-time, we felt we could see out this win. There were no nervous looks from the team. Internally, we sensed that this opponent would not be able to equalize, and so we won.”