Posts Tagged ‘Andrei Arshavin’


Arsenal slacker to become world’s best paid player – you couldn’t make it up!

By Stefano on May 29th, 2013

You really couldn’t make it up.

The man responsible for one of the greatest ever Arsenal comebacks, who then spent three years offering virtually nothing, looks set to become the best paid player in the world.

According to The Hard Tackle Andrei Arshavin has reportedly signed a deal with Azerbaijani football club Khazar Lankaran on a one year deal that will net him €2million a month. That’s even more than Samuel Eto gets for playing for Anzhi Makhachkala.

There’s no confirmation from the player yet, but at a press conference the club announced…

“Andrei Arshavin really officially signed for our club. We are pleased that our player joins the ranks with such an impressive track record, is considered one of the most talented players in Europe.”

“Arshavin transition from the Arsenal in the Khazar-Lankaran has become a landmark event not only for the club but for the whole of the Azerbaijani championship. Hope that our cooperation will be fruitful. We are absolutely sure that Andrei has not yet said its last word in football. ”

In case you were wondering about Khazar Lankaran – they play in the Azerbaijani championship and have only won the title once back in 2007. The club which is managed by John Toshack is bankrolled by Azerbaijani entrepreneur Mubariz Mansimov and dubbed by the local media as “Caucasian Chelsea”


Arsenal update: Odds on Villa coming shorten, news on left backs, Arshavin exit, and a centre back

By Stefano on January 31st, 2013

Well it looked at one point as if the big Arsenal story would be the signings of David Villa and Mohammed Diame.

A number of sources are suggesting that Arsenal are still talking to Barcelona about Villa.  Also agent Sky Andrew, who has reasonably close links with the club, has told Talk Sport to expect a few big surprises later in the day.

Interestingly at the time of writing he is 11/8 here to sign – and those odds have shortened significantly from 100-30 which they were a few hours ago. Mind you they are 2-1 for him joining Man City.

Don’t hold your breath though.

As for a left back – well take your pick. Malaga’s Nacho Monreal has been mentioned as has Valenciennes’ Gaetan Bong. Weirdly both have played alongside current Arsenal team members. Maybe Arsene had a word after the Liverpool game and asked who the team rated?

One other possible target is Marseille defender Nicolas N’Koulou. Goal thinks that Arsene might sign him and choose to play Thomas Vermaelen at left back.

Finally Russian paper Izvestia is suggesting that Harry Redknapp has tabled a take it or leave it offer with Andrei Arshavin. The player, who is out of contract at Arsenal at the end of the season could join QPR on a deal based on the number of games he plays.

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