Liverpool vs Arsenal: I had better games than scoring four goals against Reds, says ex-Gunners winger Andrey Arshavin

Andrey Arshavin reckons he had better games than scoring four goals in Arsenal’s 4-4 draw at Liverpool ten years ago.

The Russian winger, who joined the Gunners for a then-club-record £15million fee from Zenit St Petersburg in January 2009, tore the Reds apart in the iconic draw.

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Andrey Arshavin was unstoppable against Liverpool
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Speaking about his four-goal haul, Arshavin told Sky Sports: “For me it was a regular game – nothing special. I did not feel anything special before the game.

“When I came out on to the pitch and was warming up, I thought ‘we will not lose today’. That was the only thing I knew before the game.

“Of course I could not imagine before that game that I would score four goals.

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“If you look at the stats, it was my best game. But in terms of playing style, I had some other games that were much better.”

Despite his red-hot start to life at the Emirates, Arshavin returned to Russia just three years after leaving.

The 38-year-old believes reaching the top four should be Arsenal’s target this season.

He said: “It’s difficult to replace a guy (Arsene Wenger) who managed the team for more than 20 years.

“Unai Emery is not in a good position I would say.

“But I would say the first year was not bad. He is building the team and he needs time. I hope he does well.

“I think the realistic target is to be in the top four because Manchester City and Liverpool are very strong. They are contenders for the title.”


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