Andrei Arshavin has said that he is totally committed to his current club arsenal and the reports about his transfer are completely baseless. However, the Russian striker confirmed that he was approached by the authorities of the Russian club Dinamo Moscow, but, he rejected their offer and, according to Arsenal news, he doesn’t want to make a move before the completion of his contract with Arsenal.
Arshavin hadn’t got too many chances to play in the first XI of Arsenal in the last season and he is not likely to get many opportunities in this season as well. But, even after that, the striker doesn’t want to leave Arsenal.
Arshavin has been playing for Arsenal since the last three years. Arsenal had bought him from Zenit in February 2009. Arshavin played his first match for Arsenal against Sunderland. His first goal for Arsenal came in March 2009 against Blackburn Rovers. In April 2009, he scored four goals in a match against Liverpool which made him one of the favourites of the Arsenal fans. He performed brilliantly for Arsenal in the second half of the 2008-09 season.
He carried on the momentum in the earlier part of the next season as well, but, in January 2010, he suffered a calf injury which made him miss quite a few matches. He made a comeback in the 2010-11 season, but, he didn’t manage to make the same kind of impact. He scored some goals, but, he didn’t look at his best. In the last season, he struggled a lot with his form and was criticized by many experts for his casual approach on the field.
Arshavin is keen to get his place back in the first XI. He told the reporters that he has trained hard in the off season and he is ready to shut the mouth of his critics by putting up exquisite performances in the 2012-13 season.