Focus on Andrey Arshavin

Blame lies at Arshavin's door

June 13, 2013
Wasted talent should be a criminal offence - and it is a misdemeanour Andrey Arshavin is guilty of. Down went the judge's hammer last week as it was announced the Russian's contract will not be renewed beyond June 30, drawing a line under a career in England titled 'What If'. In 2009 he arrived, aged 28, seemingly at the peak of his powers. His finger-to-the-lips celebration was already household, yet it was his career that was to peter out with a whisper.

Rewind five years, when he bewitched ...

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