Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger celebrated庆祝了his thirteenth year in charge of掌管the club last week,making him the club’s longest-serving任期最长的manager.
They say the number 13 is unlucky for some.
Arsene manager Arsene Wenger
A happy day for Wenger
But any worries that his luck may have run out停止了were soon dispelled消除as Arsenal produced a stunning performance完成了一场精彩的比赛to brush aside甩开Blackburn on Sunday,crushing打垮them 6-2.
Wenger said after the victory:“Our culture文化教养is about going forward and scoring goals…this Arsenal team can go as far as they want.”
When he says this team can go as far as they want,he means they can achieve as much success as they want.
Although the final scoreline分数线was very convincing令人深信不疑,Blackburn started strongly and went ahead twice,before Arsenal ran riot约束不住in the second half.
Our culture is about going forward and scoring goals…this Arsenal team can go as far as they want.
Arsene Wenger,Arsenal manager
Goals came from a variety of sources,with everyone from defender Vermaelen to more familiar names like Van Persie and Fabregas getting on the scoresheet积分for Arsenal.
Blackburn keeper守门员Paul Robinson was kept busy all afternoon,and his boss Sam Allardyce said after the game:
"Paul Robinson pulled off some really good saves.We could have conceded失球more than six goals."
To pull off means to achieve something difficult.
Despite the result,Allardyce was gracious in defeat虽然输了，但仍保持风度and paid tribute赞颂to Wenger for what he has done since he arrived at Arsenal in 1996.
"To football,Wenger has given a tremendous amount,"he said.
To football,Wenger has given a tremendous amount.
Sam Allardyce,Blackburn manager
Allardyce also praised Wenger's preference for nurturing培养and training young players through his youth academy青年足球学院,rather than making big-money purchases巨额收购of famous players.
"He has showed everyone how to find young talent and develop it through their system.
"We would all like to say we have 25%of our players from our academy,but he has 80-90%of his side through their academy."
One player who benefitted from Arsene Wenger’s guidance引导was French striker Thierry Henry,who enjoyed a fruitful有成果的period at the club.
Henry,who now plays for Barcelona in Spain,made the journey to London to watch the game and also sang the praises赞赏of the Arsenal boss:
"It's tremendous and amazing and he deserves应该是to be where he is.He's the right man here."
The result moves Arsenal up into fourth place in the table,while Blackburn are in 16th position.
Chelsea went top排第一after beating rivals Liverpool 2-0,while Manchester United dropped下降了to second after a 2-2 draw with Sunderland.