After almost eight months of trying his best to get out of St. Petersburg, Andrei Arshavin has finally reached an agreement with Arsenal and arrived in England last night. Of course he had to use a private plane to get there because of the terrible snow and airport closures, which I guess is a pretty fitting conclusion to this whole disaster.
I really don’t know if Arshavin makes Arsenal demonstrably better or not. Really, I’d rather wait to comment until he’s had some time to play with the big boys, as they say. But with Arsene Wenger saying over and over that the Gunners did not need an ‘instant savior,’ they must not consider Arshavin one.