They’ll probably weedle it out of him before long but Andrei Arshavin’s candour makes interviews with the Russian very readable.

He’s named Fulham as his toughest opponents since moving to England in an interview with Four Four Two.

None of the teams have been easy. ‘A lot depends on the course of the game.

Fulham were a particularly difficult opponent, not fun to play against. They were very organised, very disciplined, constantly closing you down.

It’s funny he mentioned that because I remember remarking to the guy sitting next to me at the Emirates that Arshavin was looking very tired in the second half. The boy’s a quality player but Roy got his tactics spot on that day.