Arshavin scores for Arsenal
Andrey Arshavin has had his best day in England, so far, on Saturday as the Russian striker scored his first goal for Arsenal, helping the Gunners thrash Blackburn 4-0.
Arsenal scored its first goal after just 80 seconds. Arshavin was first on the cross by Theo Walcott but his shot took a deflection from Andre Ooijer before going into the net. It was registered as an own goal by the Dutch defender, but the Premier League website reports the goal may still be credited to the Russian striker.
But Arsenal?s goal at 65 minutes could have been credited to no one else but Arshvin as this little masterpiece sent the packed Emirates stadium and coach Arsene Wenger, who puts so much trust into his £15 million signing, into a euphoria.
Arshavin got the ball near the touch line, used a clever shimmy to pass defender Danny Simpson, advanced towards the goal and put the ball in the roof of the net, beating Blackburn and England?s goal keeper Paul Robinson.
Arsenal?s third goal of the night also saw Shav involved. Emmanuel Eboue added the ball into the net after Robinson coped with Andrey?s shot from inside the box.
Eboue scored another goal from penalty to settle the final score, 4-0.