Andrei Arshavinspent several years at Zenit Saint Petersburg before he signed for Premier League side Arsenal during the 2009 winter transfer window. The diminutive attacker attracted interest from a lot of clubs shortly after the Euro 2008 tournament, but he didn't leave Zenit immediately. He was one of the best players at Euro 2008 as Russia reached the last four of the tournament.
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Andrei Arshavin began his career as a professional footballer at Zenit Saint Peters burg in his native Russia. He joined Zenit at a young age before graduating through the various youth teams to make his first team debut in 2000. At Zenit Saint Peters burg, he won several Russian Premier League titles.
He won the first of his three Russian Premier League titles at Zenit in 2007. The second Russian Premier League title was won at the end of the 2011/12 season when he was on loan at the club from Premier League heavyweights Arsenal. The third and final Russian Premier League title happened during the 2014/15 season when he had already completed a permanent move back to Zenit from Arsenal.
Spanish football icon Andres Iniesta was given a rest as Vissel Kobe advanced to the next stage of the Emperor's Cup at the end of their second round tie with Kataller Toyama.
Andres Iniesta was not in the Vissel Kobe squad for the Emperor's Cup second round clash with Kataller Toyama from the Japanese third division.
Andrei Arshavin has stayed that the famous Liverpool game in April 2009 was not his best game. The Russian attacker would be remembered in the Premier League history books after he scored all four goals for Arsenal as they produced a classic league game against hosts Liverpool who were battling for the Premier League title with arch rivals Manchester United.
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Diminutive forward Andrei Arshavin made his bow for the Russian senior team on May 17, 2002, but it was too late for him to force his way into the squad for the 2002 FIFA World Cup tournament in Japan and South Korea. Andrei Arshavin was not a part of the 23-man Russia squad at the tournament which was won by Brazil after beating Germany 2-0 in the final. The Brazilians won a record fifth World Cup title at the tournament and that was their last World Cup win till date.
Arsenal were one of the clubs seriously linked with a move for Andrei Arshavin when he excelled at the Euro 2008 tournament. Arshavin missed the first two games due to injury and he made up for lost time with his performances on his return from suspension at the tournament as he helped Russia to the semi-finals.
The Gunners didn't get their man until the 2009 winter transfer window. Andrei Arshavin joined Arsenal from Zenit Saint Petersburg in his native Russia for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £15m. He was given the number 23 shirt at the Emirates Stadium thus becoming the next recipient of the number after club legend Sol Campbell.
Andrei Arshavin made his debut for Zenit Saint Petersburg as a first half substitute for Andrey Kobelev during the 3-0 away win over English team Bradford City in the Intertoto Cup in 2000. At the start of his Zenit career, Arshavin played in a lot of roles starting from the right midfield. After playing as a right midfielder, he also featured as an attacking midfielder before finally adopting the second striker role either behind the central striker or on a flank.
The petite Andrei Arshavin scored 11 goals and provided 11 assists to guide his Zenit side to the 2007 Russian Premier League title. The Russian international started all 30 games and he had the most assists in the division on the way to the league title win. It was the first league title for Zenit in 23 years. Arshavin was the go-to man for Zenit when they won the title.
AndreiArshavinhad a year to remember in 2008 after he finished sixth in the Ballon d'Or rating for his numerous achievements for the Zenit Saint Petersburg in the Russian Premier League and the Russian national team.
Arshavin was one of the main actors when Zenit win the Russian Premier League title in 2007. In 2008, Andrei Arshavin was part of the Zenit team who won three titles namely the UEFA Cup, UEFA Super Cup and the Russian Super Cup.
In the 2008 Russian Super Cup, Andrei Arshavin scored the opener in the first half as Zenit beat Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1 to emerge as champions.Pavel Pogrebnyak scored the second and winning goal of the game for Zenit, while Rodolfo scored the lone goal for Lokomotiv either side of the Zenit goals.