By Chris Harris

You won’t hear Arsène Wenger complaining of too many repeats on television - not when they are showing re-runs of Andrey Arshavin’s goals at Anfield.

The Russian playmaker was the talk of the town after scoring four times in that incredible 4-4 draw at Liverpool in midweek, even though his heroics did not secure three points for Arsenal.

Arshavin’s ruthless display of finishing has been pored over in the media since Tuesday night and, for Wenger, it has been compulsive viewing.

“I watched them [the goals] sometimes even when I did not want to watch them because I have seen them so much on television,” said the Arsenal manager. 

“I watched his four goals and of course one looks better than the others ones. It is special finishing because two are outstanding shots from outside the box, one is the result of a good combination inside the box and one is the result of a bad clearance from Aurelio that he took advantage of. 

“Overall I believe that even if we were disappointed by the result we were not disappointed by the performance. Liverpool played very well too, it was a frenetic, entertaining game which is a credit to the Premier League.”

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24 Apr 2009