Russian star’s recurring dream of not playing for Zenit
A trawl through the seemingly endless stream of quotes from Team Andrei Arshavin since the summer reveals that the Russia international is a bit of a dreamer. Unfortunately for Andrei, he keeps dreaming that he wants to play for different clubs and can never quite decide which is his favourite. Rather than allow their talisman to make a mistake by following the wrong dream, Zenit St Petersburg are wisely holding onto Arshavin. Better to be safe than sorry, eh?
Read all about Andrei’s dreams after the jump…
“My dream is Barca, but to say that isn’t new. The whole world knows that I have dreamed forever about going to Barca.”
Andrei Arshavin, July 18, 2008.
“The stable situation in the club and the influence of Arsene Wenger to Arsenal to English football is huge. I think this is an advantage.”
Arshavin’s agent Dennis Lachter, July 14, 2008.
“I am very optimistic about this deal. The next few days will see if he can confirm this move to Spurs. Andrei likes the way Juande Ramos is going to play at Tottenham and this is the main point of our decision.”
Arshavin’s agent Dennis Lachter, July 31, 2008.
“I don’t want to play for Zenit any more. Playing for Bayern is a dream.”
Andrei Arshavin, November 19, 2008.
“The club that is best suited to sign Andrei at the moment is Real Madrid.”
Arshavin’s agent Dennis Lachter, November 20, 2008.
“He is being followed in England, Italy and Spain. Several things are happening, but we have had no concrete offers. Real Madrid are in pole position but we have not entered into any negotiations.”
Arshavin’s agent Dennis Lacher, November 21, 2008.
I think it’s quite clear from that where his future lies… a secure hospital.
Quotes dug up by 101GreatGoals