Despite his two goal salvo winning the points for Arsenal at Klanfield today, Robin van Persie was keen to ensure that the praise was evenly spread.
The skipper kissed the boot of Alex Song after another delicious pass led to his incredible winning goal, and in the first half Wojciech Szczesny made a brilliant double save to deny Kuyt from the penalty spot after the diving buck toothed racist won the spot kick for the home side.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, van Persie was quick to praise Song for the assist which many have compared to his ball for the goal against Everton.
“It was the same pass from the same guy, Alex, an unbelievable pass,” he said. “This one I hit with the inside of my foot, but again it was an unbelievable pass.
“Alex is a really good player, he can see it and actually do it. And I have to thank Szczesny as well.”
Arsene Wenger was also happy to praise his goalkeeper, saying, “There were two men of the match today, Wojciech Szczesny and van Persie.”
The victory means Arsenal have opened up a 10 point gap over Liverpool, and should Sp*rs lose to United tomorrow it means the gap to them is just 4 points.
“It means a lot, to score at Anfield is big because Anfield is a massive ground,” said the captain who, in case you didn’t already know, scores when he wants.
“I’m proud of that, but even more proud of this win. I don’t think we really deserved it to be honest because Liverpool played better.”
“I think we are 10 points ahead of Liverpool now and we can wait to see what Spurs do tomorrow (against Manchester United). It’s a big win, a massive win.”