Tag: Andrey Arshavin

Andrey Arshavin played for Arsenal Football Club. The former Russian forward joined Arsenal from Zenit St. Petersburg in 2009 for £15m. Arshavin left Arsenal for Zenit St. Petersburg in 2013. In total, he made 144 appearances for Arsenal and scored 31 goals. “The meerkat” wore the number 23 for Arsenal. He was born on May 29, 1981. Arshavin retired as a footballer in 2018.

LONDON - OCTOBER 13: Mart Poom of Estonia gestures during the Euro 2008 Group E qualifying match between England and Estonia at Wembley Stadium on October 13, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)

Exotic imports: 4 players from underrepresented countries to have played for Arsenal

Football is acknowledged to be the most popular sport on the planet. In fact, it is probably the only sport that is popular in just about any country you can think of.
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 10: Thiago Alcantara of Bayern Munich arrives prior to the DFB Cup semifinal match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Eintracht Frankfurt at Allianz Arena on June 10, 2020 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Kai Pfaffenbach/Pool via Getty Images)

Arsenal want Bayern Munich to reduce price for Thiago Alcantara

Arsenal have apparently 'checked' on Thiago Alcantara at Bayern Munich with the club eyeing the midfielder who is up for sale.
Zenit Saint-Petersburg football team's player Andrey Arshavin attends a press-conference in Saint-Petersburg on September 30, 2013, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League group G match Zenit Saint-Petersburg against Austria Vienna. AFP PHOTO / OLGA MALTSEVA (Photo credit should read OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty Images)

Andrey Arshavin gets drunk, rides a horse [with photos]

Andrey Arshavin is doing his best to rival the antics of Nicklas Bendtner and I think, by stumbling drunk from a strip club before getting on a horse, he might just be in the lead.
Zenit Saint-Petersburg football team's player Andrey Arshavin attends a press-conference in Saint-Petersburg on September 30, 2013, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League group G match Zenit Saint-Petersburg against Austria Vienna. AFP PHOTO / OLGA MALTSEVA (Photo credit should read OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty Images)

31 goals, 46 assists: Former Arsenal star retires from football

Former Arsenal forward, Andrey Arshavin has announced his retirement from football aged 37.
Zenit Saint-Petersburg football team's player Andrey Arshavin attends a press-conference in Saint-Petersburg on September 30, 2013, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League group G match Zenit Saint-Petersburg against Austria Vienna. AFP PHOTO / OLGA MALTSEVA (Photo credit should read OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty Images)

Agent offered £1.2m shortfall to seal Arsenal forward deal when board refused to move

Football agent Jon Smith has revealed how he agreed to pay £1.2m himself, just to get the Andrei Arshavin transfer over the line before the deadline in 2009.
Arsenal's Russian midfielder Andrey Arshavin celebrates after scoring a goal during his team's Champions League round of 16, 1st leg football match against FC Barcelona on February 16, 2011 at the Emirates Stadium in London. AFP PHOTO/LLUIS GENE.

Arshavin close to divorce after just 1 year of marriage

Andrey Arshavin is heading for divorce after just a year of marriage, according to reports in Russia.
Stewart Robson

Former Arsenal midfielder says these four players have declined due to "sub-standard management and...

Former Arsenal midfielder and full-time Arsene Wenger hater, Stewart Robson, believes that Monaco's Thomas Lemar made the right decision by turning down a move to north London on Transfer Deadline Day.
(L) of Muenchen and of Arsenal battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Arsenal FC at Allianz Arena on February 15, 2017 in Munich, Germany.

Arsenal's 10 most expensive signings - Can you name them all?

Arsenal have been heavily criticised in recent years for a lack of big moves in the transfer market. Perhaps it's not much of a surprise then, that eight of their top 10 all-time most expensive signings have been completed in the last five seasons.

OTD Arshavin scores 4 at Anfield

On 21 April 2009, Arsenal's new forward, Andrey Arshavin, scored four goals at Anfield.
Andrey Arshavin

OTD Arsenal announce signing of talented forward

On this day in 2009, Arsenal announced the signing of Andrey Arshavin from Zenit St Petersburg.
Zenit Saint-Petersburg football team's player Andrey Arshavin attends a press-conference in Saint-Petersburg on September 30, 2013, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League group G match Zenit Saint-Petersburg against Austria Vienna. AFP PHOTO / OLGA MALTSEVA (Photo credit should read OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty Images)

Arsenal reject wins Player of the Year

Andrey Arshavin has won the Kazakhstan Player of the Year award as a reward for his impressive performances with Kairat.

Monday recap: Boys in the USA, Lacazette update, Inter inquiry + more

Monday saw the Gunners jet off to the USA, as well as more developments in a few transfer stories.

Watch: Former Arsenal star scores stunner for new club

Despite only signing for Kazakhstan club, Kairat, in March of this year, Andrey Arshavin has already made 21 appearances for his new club.

Former Arsenal forward insists the club is too dependent on Wenger

Despite a win on Thursday evening, Arsenal have blown the chance to win the Premier League and former forward Andrey Arshavin thinks an over-reliance on Arsène Wenger is the reason.

Infographic: Arsenal’s January signings

Arsenal have made a few decent signings in the winter transfer window.

Former talented Arsenal star signs for Kazakhstani club

Andrey Arshavin has signed a one-year deal with Kazakhstani side Kairat. The Russian forward had agreed a deal with Kuban Krasnador in July however that...

Former Arsenal forward set to sign with midtable Russian team

by Nia Griffiths Although it was hinted earlier in July that Andrei Arshavin was considering retiring from football, he's signed to another Russian team. The 34-year-old...

Ex-Arsenal star vague about footballing future

by Nia Griffiths The walking mystery that is Andrei Arshavin looks as if he could be considering retirement. After Zenit St. Petersberg released Arshavin, it seems...

Former Arsenal man to be released

Andre Arshavin is set to be released by Zenit St Petersburg. The forward moved back to Russia after four years at Arsenal for his fourth...

Top 10 Arsenal goals v Liverpool

I hate the international break. It bores me. I can’t get that excited about international football when it’s basically just a 'bigger' nation comfortably beating a...

Hit or miss? Arsenal’s January deals

Which of Arsenal's January transfer signings have been a hit and which ones missed the mark by a mile? Find out here.