Date: 24th April 2009 at 10:22am
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Arsenal’s four goal hero from the outrageous Liverpool match, Andrey Arshavin, says he still needs time to settle in to life with the Gunners.

Double A’s impact in North London was almost instant, completely vindicating the trouble went through to bring him to Arsenal in the January transfer window, climaxing (so far at least) with a hat-trick +1 at ‘fortress’ Anfield in an astonishing 4-4 with the Mickeys last Tuesday.

Despite this astonishing feat, Andrey still realises that his performance (can’t believe I’m about to say this) wasn’t that great, and that it will take more time before he’s completely settled.

“If you look at the first half you never saw me except for one moment when I scored,” he said. “It is difficult for me but I will try and I need time.’ said Arshavin.

“Everybody else is common (I assume he means ‘familiar’) to play with each other. I still have to go through pre-season and after that everything will be in a good place.”

If he still needs time to settle and is our joint 3rd top scorer in the league with 6 goals in 8 games this season, then I really can’t wait to see him play next year.