Arsenal’s Andrey Arshavin has just created the First Law of Football (the ones created by FIFA don’t count, after all even the ref’s don’t always implement them!)
When asked about Arsenal’s failure to turn the early advantage into a game winning score Arshavin said,
Yes. After that we had a few good chances. But here comes the law of football: “If you do not score, you’ll concede.” So that’s what happened to us. The Fulham players tried break through several times. They succeeded once. It’s good that we missed a goal in the first half, and not at the end of the second one …
There is more and you can see it on this link. He calls Nasri’s first goal beautiful and the second one a masterpiece.
Anyway, the purpose of this article is to officially declare (I’ll pretend I can) Arshavin’s First Law of Football – ” If you do not score, you’ll concede”.
It must be noted that this law is particularly applicable to Arsenal FC and the few other teams that play with a positive approach all the time. Well placed sources have said that the manager-who-must-not-be-named is currently reworking his laws of Anti-Football after five glaring holes were recently discovered in his theories. Till then enjoy the first law of Football from one of the game’s finest.