Euro 2008 star Andrei Arshavin of Russia, who looked great in his only game so far when Russia dismantled Sweden on Wednesday, has told his Zenit St. Petersburg club he wants a move.
Andrei Arshavin – wants to move from St. Petersburg
Andrei has been linked with a move to the Premier League recently, and has told his club, Zenit St Petersburg, UEFA Cup winners this year, that he wishes to leave.
It looks like Arsenal, and Everton have joined Newcastle in the chase for the Russian International, who at 27, is Russia’s principal play-maker, which we all witnessed against Sweden, when Russia looked great.
Arshavin been at St. Petersburg since 2000, and played 249 times for his only club, and scored an impressive 47 goals.
Zenit manager Dick Advocaat said yesterday:
â€œAndrei has told us that he wishes to change clubs,â€
â€œAt present in the way of offers it is quiet.”
â€œThe situation may well change after tomorrowâ€™s game against Holland for the national sideâ€.
Andrei will be on display again tonight, when Russia take on the Netherlands in a quarter final tie of Euro2008. That should be some game.
But it will have to be something special to beat the incredible excitement of the Turkey Croatia game last night, when the only 2 goals were scored in the final 3 minutes of extra time, and Turkey went on to win on penalties 3-1.
When Croatia finally scored with just a minute remaining of extra time, it looked all over.
Turkey lost 3 players from that game with a second yellow card in the tournament, and one or two seemed to also pick up injuries.
Since Turkey reportedly started the game with only 15 fit players, it will be hard for them to even field a team in the semi-finals.
But it seems that miracles are still possible, as Turkey scored their equalizer 2 minutes into injury time in the second period of extra time, which was just 15 minutes long,Â after no time was added in the first extra time period.
So Croatia were not too happy at that.
Turkey have now come from behind to win their last 3 gamesÂ -Â unbelievable.
What a great game this football is.