Andrey Arshavin hails Arsenal spirit after victory over Reading
Last Updated: October 31, 2012 4:51pm
Andrey Arshavin believes Arsenal showed great character in their 7-5 comeback win against Reading in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday.
The Gunners were 4-0 down after just 37 minutes at the Madejski Stadium, but eventually won the League Cup clash 7-5 to progress to the quarter-finals.
Arshavin, who had one of his best games for Arsenal in recent memory with three assists, claims there was an element of divine intervention.
"I did not think about when we had to equalise, I just felt that if we had the chance and God will help us, we will make a draw!" he told Arsenal's official website.
"He helped us and that's why we scored in the last minute. I have lost twice 7-1, once I lost 8-3 and once I won 9-3 and now 7-5.
"But this game was one I will remember always because it was from 4-0 down. I don't think anyone here believed that we could come back. But we did it and we deserved to win.
"We showed spirit because you cannot come back from 4-0 down if you don't have spirit."