Wenger sympathy for Arshavin
Arshavin was restored to the side for Arsenal’s weekend draw with
Fulham, his first start since their defeat at Blackburn over two
months ago. And Wenger admits it is tough for any player to bounce
straight back into the swing of things after being out for so long.
“I believe it is difficult for a player when he doesn’t play
regularly to be absolutely exceptional,” Wenger told the club’s
website. “I don’t think he had a bad game but I think he suffered a
little bit from the fact we were not as sharp as we might have
been. “Your confidence is not at the top as well when you don’t
play for one month. You need to play regularly. “He will come back.
He works hard in training and has a good attitude so we just have
to keep him tight.”