By Rob Kelly

Arsène Wenger believes that Andrey Arshavin demonstrated his enduring class with a wonderful assist for Robin van Persie's winner against QPR.

The Russian had not started in the Premier League for five weeks before Saturday's victory over Neil Warnock's side but played a superb pass to create the Dutchman's goal.

While Wenger says Arshavin can improve further with game-time, he was delighted with the midfielder's match-winning contribution.

“I knew he would suffer a bit physically, but Andrey has that quality that at any moment in the game he can give you a ball to score, and that’s what he did," Wenger said.

"We know he can be sharper than he was on Saturday but that is linked to the fact I do not play him enough."

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