Andrey has spoken to Arsenal player about his current form. Especially last season, Arsenal fans became slightly disillusioned with our Russian magician. He entered the fray quite explosively in 2009, and ever since then, he has failed to live up to those performances. Perhaps it is due to his fitness, or the fact that Russia failed to make it to the 2010 World Cup, who knows. Perhaps he just isn’t as good as those performances suggested.
The thing with Andrey is, that he has always been a bit hit and miss. It is why Gooners get so frustrated with him. He shows glimpses of brilliance, but then for the rest of the match he seems almost anonymous. It seems like he just doesn’t try. But Wenger has always spoken highly of him. He has always said that his attitude in training is spot on, and that he always gives 100%.
Recently, Andrey has had to settle for fewer starts, and has often featured as a substitute. He seems to have taken well to this though. In fact, I actually think that Arshavin has looked a much better player this season, and towards the tail end of last season, than he has done for a long time. Perhaps getting ‘dropped’ did the trick.
But what does Andrey think?
“They should expect more from me, of course,
“They should expect some more tricks, goals and unbelievable passes.
“To be honest I am still expecting more from me as well. But believe me, I do everything I can do.
“I just have to give everything I can at the moment, just on the pitch. I want to score more goals and bring my team to the title.”
With the arrival of Gervinho, and the emergence of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, it seems as though Arshavin has been somewhat forgotten. But I still think that there is more to come from the Russian. He is too good a player to simply vanish. I do hope that he regains that scintillating form that we saw in 2009.