By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger was full of praise for Andrey Arshavin after Tuesday's Carling Cup win over Bolton.

The Russian playmaker was given a roving role behind the main striker Ju Young Park and turned the tie on its head after the visitors had taken a second-half lead.

Arshavin equalised with a low drive into the corner and then set up Park for what proved to be the winner with a strong run and perfect pass.

"I have to say that the experienced players took charge of the game and made the difference," Wenger told Arsenal Player.

"Andrey loves to play behind the strikers and he scored a goal and gave an assist. He is an exceptional talent, everyone knows that. He loses the ball sometimes because he takes a gamble because he is a creative player."

Before the match the manager declared that Park would win over the fans - and he was proved right. "I think everybody here tonight saw what a good player this boy is," said Wenger. "He is intelligent, mobile, a good finisher. I loved his game tonight."

The full interview with Wenger is now available on Arsenal Player.

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26 Oct 2011