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Arsenal crisis hurting Arshavin: Fans right to be upset

Andrey Arshavin admits Arsenal's failure against top teams is cutting him deep. In the past week, Arsenal have been beaten at home by Chelsea and eliminated from the Carling Cup by Manchester City.

He revealed: "Everyone was silent in the dressing room. The boss said nothing. It looked like we played but Chelsea scored the goals. Of course, I was as disappointed as everyone in our team.

"We did our best - unfortunately, it wasn't enough to get even a draw."

The pain is even deeper for Arshavin as he feels a huge debt towards Wenger and the club. The £20million signing from Zenit St Petersburg continued: "Of course, I feel responsibility because Arsene bought me for big money.

"I'm not Thierry Henry but I'm one of a few experienced players in this team.

"I can take my young players and make them follow me. But we have other leaders as well like Robin van Persie, William Gallas and Cesc Fabregas."

He added: "It's difficult to explain our performances against Sunderland and Chelsea. Normally Arsenal produce the best football in England. But I think for fans, that's not enough.

"Fans expect results and I understand them because if you don't have results you have nothing. What should change? I don't know."

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