ARSENAL HUMBLE SOUTHAMPTON IN AWAY GAME

Arsenal defeated Southampton on Wednesday 2-0 as they maintain their focus on a top four finish this season.

Alexis Sanchez combined with Olivier Giroud to deliver second half goals that wrecked the Saints in their own backyard.

Arsenal Being Let down by Conservative Approach, Says Andrei Arshavin

Former Arsenal star Andrei Arshavin says that the conservative approach of the gunners has been one of the primary factors behind the club unable to win the Premier League title for more than a decade.


Since winning the league title in the 2003-04 season, Arsenal have been able to lift only two FA Cup trophies. Even with regard to these two FA Cup medals, the club had to wait a long time. Andrei Arshavin was one of the club’s record purchases back in 2009 when he arrived for just £ 15 million. This figure was comfortably overcome by the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United back then.

GUNNERS WHO DID BETTER FOR COUNTRY

As leagues take a break due to the international window, we look at players who were better for their national teams than in an Arsenal jersey.


Arsenal would have a long list of such players but in recent years, some players would surely make any list.

Alexei Smertin to work for Abolishing Racism in Game

Alexei Smertin is going to head the committee of the Russian Federation which will work towards the complete abolition of racism in the game.


Smertin served the Red Army with distinction and is well respected as a player, but, in this case, he is definitely an interesting and an eyebrow-raising choice
That’s because Smertin is someone who has denied in the past that the racist incidents even happen in his country and has slammed the journalists from outside for highlighting this issue just to ruin Russia’s image.

Arsene Wenger needs to go

Many Arsenal fans believe that Arsene Wenger needs to go if Arsenal is going to win the title again.


They feel that their club is not ambitious anymore and that they are satisfied to finish in the top four every year.

LIVERPOOL SUFFER SHOCK LOSS TO SWANSEA AT HOME

Liverpool remain doubts to lift the Premier League title this year after their stunning loss to underperforming Swansea whilst at home in a critical part of the season.


The loss soared the confidence of league leaders Chelsea particularly after Tottenham – another major contender – played a draw with Manchester City.

Andrei Arshavin Speaks about Reasons for Kairat AlmatyMove

Former Arsenal player Andrei Arshavin seems to have found a success once again, but withKairat Almaty.


The 35-year-old left Kuban Krasnodar last season after being disappointed with the limited number of first-team opportunities that he was experiencing at the club. He even threatened to quit football at the end of the campaign if he did not find any potential suitors. Former Russian national team assistant managerAlexandrBorodyuk, who worked alongside GuusHiddink, brought in Arshavin after some convincing. It was during the time of Hiddink with Russian national team that Arshavin emerged as one of the top players.

SPARTAK MOSCOW WANT MEMPHIS DEPAY

Russian side Spartak Moscow reportedly want out-of-favour Manchester United winger Memphis Depay.


Sport Express reports that the club is willing to get the player on a loan deal before deciding on a permanent deal.

Everton is the leading side focused on getting Depay, but they would have to battle the Russians for the Netherlands international. Spartak already have Quincy Promes and they would be hoping the Holland international would be able to convince his close pal to join him. Both players holidayed in Los Angeles during the summer.

LIVERPOOL TARGET RUSSIAN LEAGUE STAR

Liverpool are reportedly on the heels of Iranian striker Sardar Azmoun.


The 21-year old rising star plies his trade at Russian club FC Rostov. Azmoun developed playing for Iranian youth team sides but quickly piqued the interests of various clubs. Top European sides were watching him, and local Irani sides like Esteghlal, Sepahan and others offered him deals but he rejected them. Azmoun preferred a move to Russia when he decided to play for Rubin Kazan. The move made him the first Iranian footballer to switch to the Russian Premier League.

Arshavin happy at FC Kairat

Andrei Arshavin stated that he is currently happy to be playing for FC Kairat.


The player is currently in form despite reaching his 35th birthday. The former Arsenal forward has managed to make 25 appearances for the club out of which 4 have been in the Europa League.

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