Andrey Arshavin is a ‘hard boy’ – Arsene Wenger

Ollie Irish

16th, December 2009

Andrey Arshavin, Arsenal

“I’m handy.”

The Meerkat played through the pain barrier at Anfield on Sunday, having barely trained all week because of a foot injury. He scored the winning goal with a quite brilliant finish, prompting Arsene Wenger to praise the Russian’s rock-like hardness:

Wenger said: “I’ve not met many with his pain threshold.

“I’ve had a few brave players – Nigel Winterburn, Steve Bould, Lee Dixon, Martin Keown. They were tough boys.

“Andrey is a hard boy too, especially for a forward.”

They breed them tough in Russia – I’ve seen Vladimir Putin riding topless on a horse.

Fletch says:


“My wee sister could take him, nae bother. That’s what’s going to happen.”

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