Arsenal finished a good week with a fantastic 4-0 victory over Blackburn at Ewood Park this weekend. After Theo’s midweek hattrick for England, we had a goal glut on our hands. Theo – looking so, so, so confident, set the first up – for RVP to score, and then Ade went on to get a hattrick of his own, with assists from the likes of Ramsey and Denilson.
Wenger had thought of leaving Theo out, but decided against it:
“The problem with scoring three times for the national team is that everyone expects you to score again. Football isn’t like that.
“What is most important is that he has a good team attitude, tries to work hard and the rest will come with time.”
We looked fantastic and outplayed Blackburn, I was worried we would stumble here, but the opposite was true. Theo was confident, Ade got goals, RVP got a goal and the team looked good, plus the fact that Man Utd lost 2-1 to L’pool could only make it better!
Ade talked about the team performance, he will be happy that he got his goals in, I hope it can be a confidence booster for him. Ade is the player we rely on most for goals, so it was good to see him get the first few out of the way, lets hope they keep coming:
“People kept asking me when I was going to score my first goal in the league this season.
“But I told them it is more important that the team wins. We showed good character at Blackburn and that will help our confidence.”
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Jack Wilshere came on, becoming the youngest player to play for Arsenal ever, and Wenger had this to say about him:
“I bring English players slowly through,” Wenger told Arsenal TV. “He is another one who will soon play for you [England].”
Exciting stuff, and you can’t help but get excited when you see some of the great youngsters we have coming through. I just hope they can match their talent with trophies..