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Arshavin: 'I Am Gooner'

Arshavin: 'I Am Gooner'

A grinning Andrei Arshavin gave an interview to Sky Sports reporter Brian Swanson outside Ashburton Grove today in which he exclaimed 'I am Gooner'.

The epic transfer was made official today after a tense wait as the Premier League ratified the £blah Million transfer.

Speaking with reporters in, let's be honest, better English than mine, Arshavin was clearly delighted with his transfer and that the horrors of the past month were now behind him now that he is 'Gooner'.

Speaking of his ordeal the Russian said 'I am happy to be here. I became Gooner some time ago and I'm happy now. I will do my best.'

'It was very hard days for me, but now it doesn't matter, now I am Gooner, that is what is important.'

When asked about the possibility of making his debut in the North London derby this weekend he said: 'I must be ready by Friday or Saturday, but I am not fit now. It will be decided by Arsene if I can play or not.'

I think I speak for almost every Arsenal fan when I say we're as happy as Andrei is that he 'is Gooner'.


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Date:Tuesday February 3 2009
Time: 6:46PM


Spot on Rocky. I didnt see this interview, but I see watch the one on the Arsenal site, and his final words to the Arsenal fans were "Trust in me, and trust in Arsenal". A nice touch to the interview I thought. Also, he said "I am not friends with Pavlyuchenko" one week before the NLD and he knows which side his bread is buttered. Smart lad.
03/02/2009 18:51:00
* but I did watch the one on the Arsenal site
03/02/2009 18:52:00
The second best quote of this interview is as follows. Andrei have you spoke to Pavlyuchenko since you've been in London..."No he is not my friend"! Hahahhah
03/02/2009 18:53:00
He's ours. At long last. Welcome Arshavin. Finally, asigh of relief. Hopefully he'll provide the creative spark we need.
03/02/2009 18:53:00
looks like eufa cup football for him next season forward to see him in prem an see what he can do an live up to all the hype. ye def needed this signing to freshing up yer squad up.
03/02/2009 18:55:00
Very Smart Lad, saying that out loud just before the NLD! Well Done Arshavin, lets hope he does some of those smart moves on the pitch.
03/02/2009 18:57:00
better uefa cup then championship in my opinion! lookin forward to see what Arsh has in store for us over the coming months!
03/02/2009 18:57:00
Yeah he's Gooner! :D Also love that Pavlyuchenko bit, he didn't mean to be rude or anything, so cute he didn't blink lol..
03/02/2009 19:04:00
I'm Gooner too... feels nice to sign a proven player for a change... no offence Samir, Theo, Diaby etc....
03/02/2009 19:17:00
123spurs, better uefa cup football next season than championship football, which is where you bunch of spanners are heading!!!!!
cornish gooner
03/02/2009 19:23:00
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