Arshavin: I'll get better

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Andrey Arshavin has promised the Arsenal fans there is plenty more to come from him as he adjusts to life at the Emirates.

The diminutive Russian playmaker has made a big impact since his protracted transfer from Zenit St Petersburg was finally completed on deadline day and scored his first goal against Blackburn last weekend.

"I am just getting to know my new team-mates and so, sometimes, I do not know where I should go, where to run or how to use the space," Arshavin told Arsenal TV Online. "Sometimes I play well, yes, but I would like to show that all of the time. However, it is getting better and better in each game and I will try to improve."

Arshavin played through the pain barrier against Blackburn after sustaining a nasty gash to his right foot that needed eight stitches and once again impressed in the midweek FA Cup quarter-final tie with Hull at the Emirates.

The Russian has been deployed on the flanks but would relish the chance to get at the defence from a central attacking role in Saturday afternoon's late kick-off at Newcastle.

"The boss must decide where is best to play me but, in my mind, if Arsenal play a 4-4-2, then it is better for me to play as the second forward," Arshavin said.

"If we play 4-3-3, then I can play on the left or the right wing, it does not matter for me."

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