We play Spurs today in a game that follows shocking news about Arshavin. We have loaned Andrei back to Zenit St. Petersburg as a precursor to them signing him in full in the summer for a reported 6 million pounds.

He is capable of being one of the best players in the world on his day, but he has been unable to turn in enough performances like that in an Arsenal shirt and lost the fans support through poor performances, a perceived lack of effort and and a lack of desire.

I wish him well, the mercurial Russian has real talent and the ability to change the game in any given second. He