Andrei Arshavin was as obvious a disappointed man after the FA Cup semi final defeat at Wembley. The Russian was given just 15 minutes to win Arsenal the match which he was unable to. Now he and his team-mates have to switch focus to maintaining their 4th place in the Premier League and try to win the Champions League.

Arshavin took some time out after the match to share his views on the defeat:

“I think that today at Wembley there was a match between two very strong teams. I think that at first in the game, we had greater territorial advantage, but they conducted the game and they could drive in goal. Subsequently the game was equalized. After that goal the game narrowed. Chelsea slowly took possession over and due to that advantage they got a goal.

“If we, as a whole, evaluate the results of first half, then I think that it was quite even. But in the second half Chelsea had more possession. Most of the game took place in our half of the field, although we did carry out rapid counter-attacks. Unfortunately, we conceded a late goal. We were left with very little time to organize and make Cech work. They did not give us any chance to score. We are upset that one half of the stadium left Wembley utterly disappointed. This is football, sometimes there are defeats. Surely it is not possible to win every match. Now we have to switch our focus to the fight in Premier League and Champions League.”

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