Top 10 Andrey Arshavin Facts: Women’s Football Is A Joke, And Other Sexist Gems

Ollie Irish

9th, March 2010


By Ollie Irish

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Arsenal’s Russian Meerkat is so bored in London, he actually takes time out to personally answer questions posed by fans on his official website. Some of his answers are awesome. For example:

Reader: “Andrey, have you watched ‘The Lost’?”
Arshavin: “No”


Here are our Top 10 Andrey Quotes, from the mouth of the great man himself:

1. “When girls like football, I think it’s ok. But I think that the level of women’s football is too low to take it seriously.”

2. “My three favorite colors: red, black and white.”

3. “I rarely eat breakfast. But if I’m to choose, I’d prefer pancakes, moreover, Julia [his wife] is very good at cooking them.”

4. “I do not smoke and I don’t approve of smoking especially by women.”

5. “My grandmother used to teach me that it’s bad manners to invite yourself to somebody’s house.” [After a fan invited himself to Andrey’s house]

6. “I’ve been stung once in my behind by a bee.”

7. “I’ve never taken any autograph for myself. Sometimes I ask my team mates to sign something for somebody. What do I think about it? To be honest, I do not understand what people need it for.”

8. “Somehow I feel that we won’t go to Scotland even after my career is over.” [Andrey has no desire to take his family to Scotland]

9. “I recorded a single two years ago. ‘The football of my childhood’ is a nice song about a boy with a dream of becoming a professional footballer.”

10. “I don’t drink coffee at all.”

What a guy.