Song unfazed by ‘weakened’ Gunners

The midfielder will link up with Cameroon ahead of the tournament

in Angola next month having signed off with a goalscoring display

in Wednesday night’s 4-1 win over Premier League basement boys

Portsmouth. Eduardo, Samir Nasri and Aaron Ramsey had all scored

before Song nodded in a late fourth, with Nadir Belhadj netting a

consolation for Pompey. Song told Sky Sports: “We know Chelsea won

(on Monday), that’s why it’s very good to come here and improve. We

know when we play the way we did today, no-one can beat us. “I’m

confident when I go the team will continue to improve.” Ramsey was

equally impressed with the Gunners’ display but praised Portsmouth

for their never-say-die approach. “They’re in a relegation battle

and it’s important to have that sort of attitude,” he said.

“Hopefully, they’ll continue that and get out of it. “It was about

the team tonight and we played well, passed it well and scored

goals. Our confidence is very high at the moment, we’re going into

every game thinking we can win it.” Wednesday’s four-goal salvo

made Arsenal the Premier League’s leading scorers, despite the loss

of star striker Robin van Persie to injury. The Gunners were also

without captain Cesc Fabregas but boss Arsene Wenger refused to

confirm he would be strengthening his squad in January. He told Sky

Sports: “Everybody tells us to buy strikers but we score goals and

we believe our team play allows us to score. “We look but we are

not on any case. It depends on how the injuries come back. We have

very good young players and we have to evaluate that as well.”

Regarding Wednesday night’s performance and his team’s title

prospects, the Frenchman continued: “It was a very competitive

game, we looked like a team that were ready for it. “We’re up for

it, the commitment is there and the talent is there. We’ll fight

and this team is ready to give everything.”