Arshavin ruled out of Man City game
Arsenal forward Andrey Arshavin has suffered a minor setback in his recovery from a calf injury and will not play this weekend against Manchester City at the Emirates.
Arshavin had hoped his injury would recover in time but last night he conceded that the City game was too early for him, although he is confident of being able to take part in Arsenal’s final two games against Blackburn and Fulham.
‘Alas, the latest data says I should fully recover within a week, so on Saturday I won’t be able to enter the pitch,’ he said on Wednesday night.
‘I hope to play in the remaining matches of the season – against Blackburn and Fulham.’
It’s another blow to a depleted Arsenal squad. Although Arshavin has not been at his best in recent months, he always poses a threat when he’s on the pitch and is a potential match-winner, something i think Arsenal have missed in recent games.
The return of Robin Van Persie has been a major boost, albeit a little too late to influence Arsenal’s title bid, but i would have liked to see both Arshavin and RVP play against City on Saturday, just to see how they play together.
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