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Premier League is difficult, says Arshavin

Despite his success so far, the 28-year-old maintains that his time in the top-flight has been harder than he had initially anticipated. Arshavin told Sky Sports News: “I expected before I moved to England (that) if you are a good player, if you play for a big team it is easier.

 

“But even if you play against Burnley or Wolverhampton (Wanderers), it is not easy – you don’t have time to turn or do any dribbling, if you get two touches you’re lucky.”

The Gunner feels that consistency is key for his side to remain in the hunt for the league title, adding: “We have had some chances to be very close to the top but we have not taken them, so I am a little disappointed.

“But now, if we win games in hand we are still in the race but at the same time, we cannot lose more points.”

Arsenal will clash with Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.



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