Manchester United’s defeat to Wolves on Saturday helped Andrei Arshavin deal with the anguish of seeing his side throw away a four goal lead to draw 4-4 against Newcastle United.
The Red Devils’ 24 game unbeaten run ended at the Molineux as Mick McCarthy’s men came from behind to win 2-1.
United’s first defeat of the season turned Arsenal’s 4-4 draw into a point gained rather than three points lost as the Gunners now sit four points behind the league leaders.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Arshavin said losing such a massive lead was easier to take after United dropped points: “Everybody is sad. Maybe, just the Wolves’ win over Manchester United slightly sugared the pill. There is no breakdown. We have no right to afford it. If we want to win, we shouldn’t cry, we have to analyze this failure and draw the right conclusions. This day is already over. Now we have to think about and prepare for the next game in the Championship.”
Capello tips Wilshere for success.
England manager Fabio Capello has tipped Jack WIlshere to be an important player for both club and country in the future.
The Italian has compared the 19-year-old to Claude Makelele and has spoken to Arsene Wenger about where the youngster would be most effective.
Wilshere has made one appearance for the England national team at senior level when he replaced Steven Gerrard after 83 minutes in a friendly against Hungary.
Capello told the FA’s official website: “Wilshere, will be really important for the future … He is a really young player but he is really important for me, because he can play a position on the pitch where I am looking for some players to play there.
“I hope he can be like Makelele in the future, now he prefers to play forward, but I monitored him in one game where he played in this position [in front of the back four] and he played very well. I spoke with Arsene and he told me he is better when he is going forward, but he told me also he can play in this position.”
FA to investigate.
The FA will review Jack Wilshere’s criticism of Phil Dowd on Twitter but are unlikely to punish the 19-year-old.
The Arsenal midfielder hit out against Dowd after the referee gave Newcastle United two penalties and sent Abou Diaby off in the sides’ 4-4 draw and then blasted him via the social networking site saying: “Inconsistent refereeing needs to stop, it’s killing the game.”
The FA will consider the comments but will most likely let the youngster off the hook.
His comments are not as bad as the comments Ryan Babel made about Howard Webb when he posted a picture of him in a Manchester United shirt, for which Babel was fined £10,000.