Posted on Friday, 27th April 2012 by Taaza
He arrived from Zenit St. Petersburg in 2009, for reportedly £15 million, making him Arsenal’s record signing to date. A player no doubt every Arsenal fan was excited to see come in. One who at the time was worth breaking the bank for. I am of course talking about Andrey Arshavin.
However, his last 18 months or so at The Emirates have been very disappointing and unproductive to say the very least. As a result of his alarming dip in form, Arsene Wenger sent the 30-year-old out on loan to his former club just two months ago.
The Frenchman still keeps tabs on Arshavin, and hasn’t ruled out bringing back the Russian to the club at the end of the season. Though Andrey says he wants to speak to Wenger before making any decision over his future, amid reported interest from Dynamo Moscow.
The Russian international is said to be one of their top summer targets and are reportedly preparing a £5million summer offer for the experienced star.
Taking all this into account, I ask – Should we take the proposed £5 million offer and run?
Personally, I don’t think so. £5 million is too small a sum to even consider, especially having splashed out £15 million for him just three years ago. The loss would be too great, and who knows, Arshavin could be back to his former self next season.
In my view, I just believe he is going through a really rough patch at the moment. Every striker goes through one now and then.
We all know what he is capable of producing when he’s on song. The Russian just needs some help, guidance and support. We all know that if he was at his absolute best, players like Gervinho, Theo Walcott and Yossi Benayoun wouldn’t even get into the starting line-up.
What do you guys think – Should Arsenal entertain Dynamo’s proposed £5 million bid for Arshavin?
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