Posted on Friday, 30th March 2012 by Iain Culverhouse
‘Arshavin is a high-class player and in no way inferior to Podolski.’
I have to say, I did laugh when I read his comments.
There is no doubt Arshavin has the ability, but he’s simply too inconsistent for Arsenal.
Credit to Pogrebnyak for defending his friend and fellow Russian, but there is a huge difference between the Andrey and the German international.
Looking at the stats may prove difficult as there is a huge difference between the Bundesliga and the Premier League. But if we just look at the time the players have been at their respective clubs then the stats will show that Arshavin has played more games, 132 in total to precise, to Podolski’s 89 for FC Koln. However, Arshavin has netted 29, while Podolski has netted 33. The German clearly has a better ratio than our Russian star.
With news yesterday that FC Koln have asked Arsenal to delay the confirmation of his signing, it appears Podolski is going to be joining the Gunners sooner rather than later. So this could potentially signal the end of Arshavin at The Emirates.
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