Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Wenger - I Like Arshavin But....

Arsene Wenger has revealed his doubtness over whether he will compete for Zenit St Petersburg star Andrei Arshavin's signature this summer.

The Russia playmaker was doing great for his country in the Euro 2008 matches against Sweden and Holland before being part of the side that was totally over-run by Spain in the semi-finals.

After missing the first two games through suspension, Arshavin emerged as one of the top individual talents in the tournament.

Barcelona, his preferred destination, are leading the race for his signature but The Gunners have been tipped in many quarters to bid to bring the exciting forward to Emirates Stadium

Speaking to the Russian press at a media conference organised by tournament sponsors Castrol, Wenger replied honestly when asked to assess the Russia number 10.

"That Arshavin is a top-level talent is beyond doubt," stressed Wenger.

"The only issue is related to the fact that the leading leagues in the world mean you must be at the highest level of physical readiness throughout the season.

"Can he show his full potential every three days that happens every season the same in England and Spain?

"In the semi-final meeting with the Spaniards, in which Arshavin looked to be exhausted, has forced me to ask this question."


  1. yeah..for sure if his fitness just at his euro level no way arshavin can compete well at premier league

  2. i'm not sure with what wenger think. but for me,arshavin had had a terrible day before the match with spain.they ruled out holland until extra-time so no wonder he's getting exhausted in match with the team itself,it was like he played all the way alone for the team.arshavin remind me of legendary maradona!!