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Arshavin: Arsenal need fitness ''miracle'' to succeed

January 12, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Arsenal midfielder Andrei Arshavin thinks the Gunners need a fitness ''miracle'' if they are to maintain their challenge for the Premier League title this season.

Andrei Arshavin
GettyImages / MichaelReganAndrei Arshavin talked up Barcelona.

Arshavin claims that Arsenal must play with their first-choice XI with more regularity if they are to overcome the three-point gap that Chelsea have over them and hopes that silverware will then be in reach of Arsene Wenger's side.

"My greatest dream is to win a title with my club," he said. "Naturally, it would be better if we won the Premier League or the Champions League. But to do this we need a miracle - which is to start playing finally with our best line-up! I do not think we have had it once so far this season."

Despite the injuries to the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Robin Van Persie and Nicklas Bendtner, Arshavin does not believe Wenger will make additions in the January transfer window - certainly not for the time being.

"I have a feeling that Arsenal are not going to buy any new players in the winter transfer window," he added. "Or, if we do, it will be at the very last moment."