By Joe Brewin

Andrey Arshavin believes his Arsenal team can only move one way after securing their first Premier League victory of the season on Saturday.

The Russian midfielder grabbed the winning goal late in the first half after capitalising on a goalkeeping error from Michel Vorm to seal the points for the Gunners.

Arshavin concedes that Arsenal have not enjoyed the best of starts to the campaign, but admits he is not one to dwell on the past.

“To be honest I would like to avoid talking about history like the Manchester United game, but it happens,” he said. “All we can do now is just go forward.

“It's important we took our first three points. Now we can move up and look forward to the next game.”

Speaking about his opportunistic strike against the Swans, the diminutive play-maker admitted he knew little about the build-up.

“To be honest I didn't see what happened,” Arshavin said. “When I turned around I saw the ball in front of me - I just had to hit it properly.

“I did well, and the ball ended up in the net.”

The Russian captain says the team will need time to adjust to the Club’s new summer acquisitions, but is confident they will quickly transform into a more cohesive unit.

“I don't think we were nervous, but we had some new players who need some time to stick.

“Not everything was right before, but we still have time and I think we will be good.”

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12 Sep 2011