Arsenal need to start using Arshavin again

Dear ARSENAL fans……..by KM

I know you all might be in shock after losing to the championship side Blackburn Rovers. I don’t want to add to your grief but please do read this article. We can’t completely blame Mr. Wenger. He was the one who brought up so many talented players to the world, whether it be Van Persie, Samir Nasri, Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song and so on. But I assure you that there are hardly a handful of names you will remember if I ask you to name some players who retired at Arsenal (as a gooner).

Why is it so? Why do players not want to stay in this beautiful club? Unfortunately players who think a hundred times before signing a contract are given more priority than people like Arshavin who really would love to play at Arsenal. This week we specially remember him as we recollect the memories of the glorious win against Barcelona at the Emirates two years ago.

But unfortunately he is hardly given a chance to play nowadays. For your information, Arshavin has played just two complete 90 minute matches this season which were the two Capital One Cup games against Coventry city and of course the epic 7-5 win against Reading. His performance was awesome and of the best quality, as quoted by Wenger. He was the ultimate reason for Walcott’s first and last goal.

I find no reason why Arshavin is not starting for Arsenal. He is in fact not even available on the bench nowadays. Now what can we expect from a player who has hardly played this season to do in 10 minutes time against a team like Chelsea. He has to be given more of a chance and the fans must support the underrated and off form hero, who no doubt has the ability to score against teams like Barca.

By- Karun Gunner

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54 thoughts on “Arsenal need to start using Arshavin again

  1. PatLloyd

    No just no, his Arsenal career is over, hes not gonna replace Cazorla in his favoured CAM position and is useless as a LW, Rosicky is a better sub CAM and then theres also Eisfeld who i’d rather see play in the carling cup etc over Arshavin

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  2. Sammykit

    Admin,u ar just making the situation worse.WE DONT NEED HIM,THERE IS NO WHERE for him to play,or help me ask him if he would play the striking role

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  3. Kgooner

    I’m not being funny but I think arshavin ha lost it. It not thorough any fault of his own though coz he wa constantly playe out of position by wenger.
    Btw the previous article on this site was total BS. Saying that united are only winning the title coz of rvp and the FA? That’s stupid. In case u hasn’t noticed they have also lost a few top player over the years but have always challenged, the reason for that is fergie. In the interview with bbc he recently said that there was no chance united would go 5 years without a trophy wen he’s in charge. The man is competitive something wenger was but sadly now isnt

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  4. Twig

    The fans deserve to know why a 15 million pound investment like Arshavin, is left to waste.

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  5. Twig

    Anyone noticed Wilshere played well on the left wing and actually put some crosses in?

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  6. Tula arsenal sweden

    Lets take one game at a time, i do not believe that sacking wenger now is the solution, wait till after the season. New coach with the possibility to build his/her squad

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  7. Kjacko

    @twig

    Of course Jack did. He is our best player anywhere. You know if you played him CB he would play well because he has more heart than the whole team combined at the moment.

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  8. Ofir

    What difference does it make whether he plays or not? The ground moves underneath you and you’re worried about saving the fu*king television??

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  9. mudah

    Wenger choose the one he wants not according credit, there’s no reason for diaby and ramsy to keep starting ahead of rosicky, then gervinho ahead of arshavin,again what the f**k did prince poldi do to not start or even play in 3 consecutive games?? While he’s a better finisher to giroud even at the centre, finally is chamberlain overrated or its wenger who is mis instructing him?? 1 more question when will wenger move on from the fast old days..in 8years 0 trophy 0 change
    Where are we heading to?? All I can remember is that we were once invincible…change we need…COYG

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  10. Andrey

    I agree, we need to give respect to the players who choose to retire at the club, or at least give them a chance, like in rosicky’s and arshavin’s cases where they barely play.

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  11. AmericanGooner

    Absolutely not. The guy has no work ethic. Doesn’t care about results. Arshavin exemplifies everything that is wrong with Arsenal.

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  12. eugene

    talking about wrong decisions:last summer zenit offered half of what arsenal paid-instead “smart asses” decided to continue to pay him 80 thou pounds a week and not playing.we should of never sold vela-he is way better than gervinjo.bring bendtner back from juventus.just give away squilacci,DO NOT bring back swiss from hannover,sell mert and jenk,mannone is better than schezny,eisfeld is better than diaby or ramsey.bould is dead meat.arteta is not creative enough to be on his position-maybe is is worth trying him in off-season as a central defender since he is strong and pretty fast.alot of things can be done.not trying you will never achieve.

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  13. realgooner

    Yeah we must start using Arshavin. He needs more time to attain perfection.

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  14. TRIX

    all i can say for now is that if we cant even beat blackburn what do u think bayern will do to us. At this point in time, even 2-0 loss i wouldnt mind.

    P.s most of you arsenal fans on here are the most fickle hypocrites in the world. You were all naming a weaker side to start and now that we lost you are saying wenger is stupid for not starting the best team. I mean, do you guys have memory loss or something?

    If i remember correctly, 24 hours ago everyone was so happy praising wenger and saying arsenal full of world class players. No more than 24 hour later you scream the opposite like a bunch of losers.

    Grow up guys, and grow some balls too while ur at it.

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  15. adam

    he is good player..i hope wenger can give him a chance..but lack of playing time right now i dont expect him to play against bayern..it will only make things worst..hope that the player can bounce back from the defeat..COYG!!!!

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  16. Matt C

    Hummels/Sahko, Goetze/Turan, Jovetic, Wanyama/Capoue. That’s what Arsenal need for next season if they want any chance of a trophy.

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  17. Jathusanthegunner

    I agree with you Arshavin is a talented footballer but isn’t used nowadays

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  18. Aggelos

    what bullsh** is this?Arshavin doesnt want to play for the club.He was given way more chances than he deserved and he messed up,time and time again.Pointless article

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  19. Erkhemee

    The reason for good players’ leaving Arsenal is they know they will not be given chance to play when they reach 30.

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  20. AFCEdwards

    Hilarious that something I keep seeing is people complaing that Ramsey or Diaby start ahead of Rosicky. Do these people not watch the games or not know where they play. I mean sure, Rosicky is better than Ramsey and Diaby but I’m sure that Ronaldo is better than Arbeloa but you wouldn’t see him playing Right Back. In summary, stop being so blindingly stupid, they play different positions…

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  21. sideman

    the only way to mend my broken heart is by beating bayern, which probably wouldnt happen. The same for most other arsenal fans

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  22. robbie

    THE TEAM WE HAD YESTERDAY SHOULD BE GOOD ENOUGH TO BEAT BLACKBURN ROVERS COME ON !!!

    Who in there team would get into ours? The problem is the players look lost there is no instruction or plan how to break a team down all blackburn did was defend deep and that was enough to keep us at bay we had no ideas

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  23. albaniangooner

    Well Gervinjo is the worst Arsenal player and he is playing why should he play befre Arshavin. arshavin is by far better than him and still not playing.Arshavin scored a very difficult goal against Barca, gervinjo cant score a tap in goal against Blackburn.

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  24. leo

    this david moyes 2 arsenal tell me it’s a joke that will complete our trnasformation in2 europa league squad we need some one better like Garde, Mourinho, Ancelotti, Laudrup, Bergkamp,lowe/klopp/frank de boer/ or even current bayern coach no moyes please

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  25. browntown

    bring back cygan and francis jeffers as well assure our descent from the top at this rate we will get relegated to the f**king SPL!

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  26. dino

    To win you need your best 11. The russian sadly is not one of them. As we have seen in the blackburn game we need creativity and critical finishing. Arshavin might of been a good player, but that is just it, he was good and now we have better.(Sort of, maybe, not always,not in important games) still we kinda have better( sometimes, when we play football and not pretend to play by uselessly running around with the ball)

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  27. browntown

    do you believe all the anti moyes talk too he has been as consistant as wenger in recent years while spending less money and less time on excuses. if alex ferguson was struggling to reach top four every season how long would he have lasted and thats being generous by not saying outside the top two.

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  28. Collins

    Are you a publisher or what ? Whatever, please look for another trade !
    Van Persie, Samir Nasri, Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song and so on. ?????? What did Wenger win with these names you mentioned? Instead each have won something with their new clubs apart from RVP who definitely will by the end of this season. Wake up man, Arsenal Fan world-wide wants to to lift and celebrate trophies with the team at Emirates.

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  29. ks-gunner

    have we become that desperate to keep our hopes on arshavins shoulders…..Arsenal is far from being a beatifull club we have become cheap selling club without any ambition….

    u wonder why the players arent so motivated..it is wenger who bought these loser mentalety by selling our best players year after yeaer and by babbling that archiving the 4th place for the next 20 years is a success and trophy for him….so get real for once and face the truth and stop looking for excuses ..

    Wenger ivan Stan thw whole board need to F:::K off

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  30. gunner4life

    i agree with u. i really do like arshavin. n i really wonder why does wenger not play HIM instead of that idiot named Gervinho

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  31. PatLloyd

    I THINK PODOLSKIS LACK OF MINUTES IS MORE OF A CONCERN, WE ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO LEAVE A PLAYER LIKE PODOLSKI ON THE BENCH

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  32. No more excuses

    Who was shocked ? Seriously ? Not me anyway . Wenger can stick his 4th place trophy up his arrogant French a*sehole along with the sheep that follow him . Team , attitude , transfers , sellin out etc is a f*kin joke . Anybody remember the sport …. FOOTBALL ! What a fall from grace – no excuses – the ambition wasn’t there – end of !

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  33. jack-W

    I’m hurt everytime people talk about what an achievement the top 4 spot is and how we should aim to be in the top 4 blah blah blah…this used to be a huge club that used to aim for top honours now we aim 4 no.4

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  34. Gunner 8

    OK this article and the last one here are one of the most stupid and deluded articles for a long long time!!

    Seriously why don’t you go and ask Wenger why he didnt buy a world class player in the transfer window rather then pinning on your hopes on a player who is isn’t even Arsenal class!!

    Post something sensible man!!

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  35. PetePaff

    You, the fans that are going to the games (and I wish Incould be one of you, but I live in North America) your must start to show so anger. Brig shocking banners to the games, Kroenke out now! Kroenke you’re killing Arsenal. Usmanov loves Arsenal, you love money, go to hell. Find something but the stadium must be full of banners against Kroenke next game the guy must feel the anger and must feel that’s his fault and leave. Just bully him!

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  36. young_gunnerz

    Arshavin isnt fit enough to play. He an santos seemed to love eating and got chubby. H would just cause more harm to the team just being out there. Arsene should have been using them more in the cup competitions and as subs in the league in games that we were comfy but he didnt and they are very unfit

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  37. George

    there are some players who visits temples and shrines for luck and favour. what is Gervinho at Arsenal? why is Arshavin not playing? we all know he can never be as wasteful as the Ivorean. why Rosicky on the bench while Ramsey on the pitch? Arsene is too proud to take advice. too know is his major problem. using players off position. Arteta now a defensive midfielder, what a shame

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  38. dan

    The Board don’t pay him to Win Trophys anymore, they pay him to make the books look good and earn them lots of money, that’s why he can get away with saying ‘top 4 is a Trophy’, if they wanted to win anything they would of sacked him on the spot as soon as he said that.. & the Board won’t sack him because they know if they did they wouldn’t get anyone in to do the same job.. i cant see Mourinho or whoever wanting to Manage Arsenal and competing for 4th… 8 Trophyless years will soon be a decade, but the books will look good…

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  39. George

    wenger is real reason Arsenal hasn’t won a trophy of late. stingy mindset. when his boys(not men) under perform, he deosn’t complain, instead he will praise them for inconsistency. what a shame to Arsene. he should his policies or leave our Club.

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  40. Arsenal Fan 123

    It is not that Arshavin is a bad player. At his best he is brilliant. The problem is he is very inconsistent. Of course this is partly because he doesn’t play much.

    The main thing is that CAM is a position where we have many players! On the wing he isn’t great. Not an easy situation.

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  41. true goon

    @BOb

    What have you been smoking?Arshavins been here long enuff an done nothing,4get Andre.

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  42. Vlad

    I’m gonna go ahead and sort of disagree with you there (“Office Space”)… I have watched Arshavin play for many years, and I think he just doesn’t have it anymore. It’s like he lost his interest in the game, or something. He doesn’t look to be in his best form, and seems completely uninterested at times. His best years are behind him, and we need to let him go. The money that he makes sitting on the bench (or not sitting at all), can be better off spent someplace else.

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  43. Habben

    I completely agree. Arshavin deserves more time on the field than quite a few of our players.

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  44. Nwaneri

    We the fans are the problem.Stop going to games,the stadium will be empty and the board and wenger will sit up

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  45. Dan Parkin

    I Love this guy. But he’ll be gone by the summer whether we like it or not..

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  46. snakeoil

    How about Rosicky? He deserves playing time more than anyone else in the club. He always earns it.

    @Vlad – I love the “Office Space” reference.

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  47. Goonertron

    You guys are pathetic, throwing your toys out the sandpit like spoiled children, if you want some quick glory go support Man United and Man City. I will be staying here at Arsenal even if we never win another trophy and become a division 2 team.

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  48. realgooner

    guys come on.I’m going to totally agree with this guy. You’re not getting the point, In this article Arshavin is just an example, where as players like Rosicky are also involved. His question was perfect, how many Arsenal players you could say have retired at Arsenal.Now if we fellow fans r given an opputunity to play for Arsenal will move to Manu. Now why the don’t our players feel like home at Arsenal. Why don’t they fight for this beautiful team as quoted by him. Well I’m sure Jack will do it.

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