RUSSIA ON THE BRINK OF CRASHING OUT OF EURO 2016

Russia is on the brink of crashing out of the Euro 2016 after a poor performance in the game against Slovakia.


They were expected to place much higher but with a team bedeviled with injuries, they stand in last place and are set to crash out of the continental tournament.

They were ranked low ahead of the tournament with even some pundits saying none of the players in the team would make the Three Lions squad. They defeated England to get a place at the 2008 Euro tournament, with many blaming the artificial pitch at the Luzhiniki Stadium. Spurs former player Roman Pavlyuchenko grabbed a brace in the keenly contested encounter in October, prior to the tournament the next year.

RUSSIA EURO 2016 TEAM LACKS LEADERS LIKE PAVLYUCHENKO AND ARSHAVIN

There are concerns that the current crop of players in the Russian national team set to play in France lack certain characteristics to push them far in the continental tournament.

Andrei Arshavin Heading towards Worst End

Andrei Arshavin claims that the conservative approach at Arsenal is threatening to destroy the club.

Arshavin was a record signing for the gunners in 2008 after joining for £ 15 million. Even though he was impressive in his first couple of years, Arshavin’s form fell down drastically towards the later years and he ended up leaving the club on almost a free transfer. During his four years at Arsenal, the Russian never won a major trophy and this is the case for many Arsenal playersof the last decade. The two FA Cup titles won in 2014 and 2015 have been the saving grace so far.

Andrei Arshavin blames Arsenal’s failure to win the PL on Wenger

Former Arsenal player Andrei Arshavin believes that the main reason of why Arsenal failed to win the Premier League on this current season was due to Arsene Wenger and his conservative approach towards the 2nd half of the season which saw them dropping a big amount of crucial points.

Arshavin used to perform with Arsenal starting from February of 2009 up until June of 2013 which is when his contract with the Premier League club expired.

During that period of time, Arshavin could never manage to win the league title or any significantly important piece of silverware with Arsenal and moving on to 2016, things have not really changed as Arsenal still has not lifted the Premier League silverware and according to Arshavin, this time it’s Arsene Wenger’s fault.

Andrei Arshavin will Continue Football

Andrei Arshavin will continue playing football after joining Kazakh outfit Kairat Almaty.

The player has moved into his new club on a one-year contract. He has been searching for a proper home since his release from Zenit St Petersburg last summer. He was playing for the first half of the season with Kuban Krasnodar. However, this contract was concluded on mutual consent due to the player failing to have sufficient fitness. Arshavin is the former record signing of Arsenal, but he has been in a stage of decline for a number of years now.

Andrei Arshavin claims that he may quit football

Former Arsenal record signing Andrei Arshavin claims that he may quit football if he does not receive any offer from a new club in the next few months.

The 34-year-old winger was recently released from his contract at Kuban Krasnodar. He had been at the Russian Premier League for only 12 months and he made only eight appearances during this period. The lack of match fitness has been a major constraint for Arshavin in the last few years. He was once the record signing for Arsenal, but his performances faded during the latter part of his time at the Emirates stadium.

Sanchez takes over where Arshavin left off

Alexis Sanchez has grown into one of the important players at Arsenal and his rise up the ladder has been tremendous. He joined the club in a £ 35 million deal from Barcelona. The presence of more expensive players like Mesut Ozil was expected to be a hindrance.

However, the Chilean has been influential in his own way. Sanchez ended up getting more than 20 goals in his first season at the club. Even though his second season has been slightly muted compared to his first, there is no doubt denying the talent within the 27-year-old.

Mikel Arteta says he would like to work the Arsene Wenger way

Mikel Arteta says he would like to work the Arsene Wenger way if he gets the opportunity to coach a Football club ever in the future.

As 2015-16 Season finishes, Arteta’s contract at the Emirates Stadium will expire and there are no hints that he is going to be offered a new one. So, his playing future is pretty much up in the air at the moment.

However, coaching is something that Arteta has seemed to be quite interested in recently and it’s believed he might be willing to build a career as a full time coach when his playing days are over.

According to the Spaniard though, he has not started planning ahead and is just concentrating on doing well for Arsenal at this point in time.

Arsene Wenger has branded Mesut Ozil as a world-class player

Arsene Wenger has branded Mesut Ozil as a world-class player, but he also feels that the German needs to score more goals in order to prove his worth to the rest of the world.

Ozil was signed from Real Madrid for more than £ 40 million and he is the club record signing for Arsenal. After a mediocre campaign with the gunners, he is starting to establish himself in the English league. The German has taken more time than many expected him to settle in the new league. Ozil proved his quality with a fine goal in the 2-0 win over German’s Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

The shock exit without winning the Gold Cup

The shock exit without winning the Gold Cup has raised speculation about the future of manager Jurgen Klinsmann.

The former Germany national team boss has made some crucial changes to the style and the way the national team performed. He has been the head coach of the US national team over the last few years. During this period, the US have gone from being a potential underdog into a challenger. The team has achieved great results in the recent World Cup and in friendly matches against the likes of Germany. However, they were unable to build on this good form at the recent Gold Cup.

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