Andrei Arshavin backs Players taking prohibited drugs

Andrei Arshavin reckons if people don’t take the prohibited drugs, there’s no way they can meet the demands of a few sports.

In Arshavin’s view, there are two types of sports, Cyclic and non-cyclic. Non-cyclic are the ones where similar movement is not needed all the time, like in soccer, a player doesn’t always move the same way. He can take different positions at different times depending on how his opponent is going. So, the drugs are not necessarily needed for the performance in such sports. You can manage without drugs as well.

Arsenal too conservative according to Arshavin

Former Arsenal forward Andrei Arshavin has stated that the London club is too conservative, and this is what is preventing the club from going forward.

He said that the team had a great chance to win the title last season, but unfortunately they did not do it.


The last day of the summer transfer window witnessed a lot of deals completed, with some coming as a surprise to many.

One of the shocking deals was the move by Chelsea to reclaim Brazilian defender David Luiz from Paris Saint Germain. Luiz’s return to Stamford Bridge is a three year deal.

Clubs had up to 11pm to get the deals done, though deals have been known to drag past the limit but only in special cases. The clubs would have to send the transfer documents to the Premier League – contract, transfer agreement and levies, work permit and so on.


The Olympic Games ended in spectacular fashion, leaving Brazil happy despite the numerous fears that greeted the host nation from the start of this campaign.

After the successful Games in London, the baton was passed to Rio to continue, but the situations leading to the games were worrying with many threatening a boycott.


Arsenal have struggled with their lack of change in tactics and it has affected their form so far.

With the purchase of Swiss play maker Granit Xhaka, there are hopes that Arsene Wenger will change the tactics a bit to ensure the reach greater heights. The Frenchman has come under fire like never before for failing to lift the English Premier League for years.

Unlike say Leicester City or Atletico Madrid who can sit deep, concede possession of the ball and make counter-attack, Arsenal are inclined to hold the ball more. Real Madrid is another club that tried something Arsenal could consider ahead of the new season.


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.


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.

In exactly two years time, the country will play hosts to the FIFA World Cup, for the first time in their country’s history. 2018 would be a defining moment for the country.

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.


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