The 30-year-old forward sealed a last minute season-long loan deal to his former club on the Russian deadline day, after enduring a torrid time and poor run of form at Arsenal as of late.
When asked if he would return to Arsenal, the Russian international said:
‘Of course, yes.
‘Every player does not want to sit on the bench or the stands and watch the action from there.
‘When I was at Arsenal, I always wanted to play and not sit on the sidelines watching everything unfold.’
Arshavin then citied family and the London lifestyle as the two main reasons why he wants to stay at Arsenal:
‘I’m used to living in London and while I am on loan at Zenit my family has stayed in London, because my children go to school there and everybody feels comfortable there.’
Is it do or die time for AA23 at Arsenal?
Well I think it’s fair to say that Andrey hasn’t been at his best for quite sometime and perhaps some of you reading this will be shocked to hear that he wants to come back after his loan spell in Russia expires. But personally, I’m glad to hear that he doesn’t want to quit the club and wants to prove his doubters wrong.
He hasn’t been great for us in recent times, but his experience and technical ability are there to be seen. Ok he is sluggish and does look like he is miles away at times, but on his day the guy can be lethal and can be an exceptional player for Arsenal.
If it were up to me, I would give him one more season at the club to prove his worth. However, if he proves to be a burden and doesn’t step up his game then sell him.
Last chance saloon for Arshavin.
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