Andrey Arshavin has warned Blackburn Rovers that Arsenal have not forgotten their 2-1 defeat at Ewood Park from last season. The Gunners loss to Rovers in early May brought to an abrupt end to their title chances.
Afterwards, manager Arsene Wenger accused Sam Allardyce's men of unfair tactics in showing "no purpose to play the ball" and also blamed referee Martin Atkinson for not providing his team with more protection.
Arshavin, who opened his account with a penalty against Blackpool, feels victory at Ewood Park would serve a double purpose heading into the international break.
"We have a very important game against Blackburn," the Russian told his personal website.
"We should win in order to leave without any worries for a break caused by the participation of the players in the national teams, this will give confidence to the team.
"In addition, we haven't forgotten about the defeat against Blackburn at the end of the last season."
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