Arshavin Gone – Did He Fulfil His Potential At Arsenal?
Andrey Arshavin’s move from Arsenal to Zenit doesn’t come as a surprise after a lack lustre 2011/2012 season which has been filled with below par performances.
Andrey Arshavin’s move does not come as a surprise after a lack lustre 2011/2012 season which has been filled with below par performances.
When Andrey joined Arsenal in 2009 there was much excitement which was fuelled further after he scored four goals against Liverpool at Anfield. He also scored the winner against Barcelona in last season’s 2-1 Champions League victory. However, long gone are those days as this season has been void of such occasions.
Arshavin has looked bored and uninterested in many games throughout the season which started the rumour mill about a move back to Russia. Therefore the move to the Russian Premier League Champions will not come as a surprise to fans as it was anticipated.
With stiff competition from young talent Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and winger Gervinho, the 30 year old has found himself on the subs bench more often than not this season. His performances have not shown that he has the spirit or hunger to fight for his place in the team.
It is disappointing to see a player exit on such a low after all the hopes and aspirations the Arsenal Club and fans once had, and there is a feeling he never fulfilled his true potential at the Emirates.
Is the loan move to St Petersburg going to be made permanent in the Summer? Did he fulfil his potential at Arsenal?
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