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Tony Cascarino On Andrey Arshavin

Tony Cascarino, pundit for the New Football Pools on Andrey Arshavin.

'Andrey Arshavin`s 4-goal haul at Anfield has brought him to public attention after a relatively low-key start to his Arsenal career. The Russian has fitted in pretty well and scored a few goals which is not overly surprising as his style links perfectly with the Gunners style of play. In fact, both the player and the club look made for each other.

Arshavin is a player who likes to pass and move but can also dribble. We also learnt from his performance on Tuesday night at Anfield that he can shoot too. I wasn`t sure where he`d play for Arsenal, whether he`d be on the left or more central but he looks comfortable playing a similar role to the one Robert Pires held at the club.

The little Russian has a bit of everything to his game apart from the fact he doesn`t do much defensively. Then again, I am not sure that`s something Arsene Wenger looks for in his wide men as I don`t remember Pires or Marc Overmars tracking back too often. Wenger prefers to concentrate on what they offer offensively and as we`ve seen, Arshavin offers a lot.

Some players suit clubs like Tim Cahill at Everton whose game fits perfectly with the team`s style. The same can be said of the Russian at Arsenal. I can certainly see Arshavin staying for 4 or 5 years and like Pires enjoying a very successful Gunners career.'

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Date:Friday April 24 2009

Time: 10:37AM

Your Comments

Well **** me sideway's, i'm so glad Tony cleared all that up for us. Without him, how would I know anythign about football. Nostradamus better start looking over his shoulder........
LondonGooner
Well **** me sideway's, i'm so glad Tony cleared all that up for us. Without him, how would I know anythign about football. Nostradamus better start looking over his shoulder........
LondonGooner
....sorry, i have these moments! lol Probably had too much sugar today.
LondonGooner
....sorry, i have these moments! lol Probably had too much sugar today.
LondonGooner
"relatively low-key start to his Arsenal career". 2 goals, 5 assists, our player of the month for March previous to that game. I hope all our signings can have such low-key starts
paul_ownz
"relatively low-key start to his Arsenal career". 2 goals, 5 assists, our player of the month for March previous to that game. I hope all our signings can have such low-key starts
paul_ownz
Hello Tony. Where's your mate Keano?
julieloveshenry4ever
Hello Tony. Where's your mate Keano?
julieloveshenry4ever
The next thing you know Cascarino will be telling us that the world is round........
LondonGooner
The next thing you know Cascarino will be telling us that the world is round........
LondonGooner
If he thinks Pires didn't track back he wasn't looking. Dig these quotes from Keane on Cascarino, ""There has been lots of things said about me over the years. I am happy to comment on people's opinion in football I respect, but Tony Cascarino is a man I certainly do not respect, for a lot of reasons, and if I told you, you would be shocked. So the day I worry about Tony Cascarino will be a very sad day of my life. "It is a very long story. If you ask me about what ex-team-mates have said and tell me one, I will tell you I respect some of them, respect a lot of them. Just not the one you mention."
Little Dutch
If he thinks Pires didn't track back he wasn't looking. Dig these quotes from Keane on Cascarino, ""There has been lots of things said about me over the years. I am happy to comment on people's opinion in football I respect, but Tony Cascarino is a man I certainly do not respect, for a lot of reasons, and if I told you, you would be shocked. So the day I worry about Tony Cascarino will be a very sad day of my life. "It is a very long story. If you ask me about what ex-team-mates have said and tell me one, I will tell you I respect some of them, respect a lot of them. Just not the one you mention."
Little Dutch
Wow, what a great quote from Keane on Cascarino -- can't stand the guy either, never says anything remotely incisive, informative or new.
jaelle
Wow, what a great quote from Keane on Cascarino -- can't stand the guy either, never says anything remotely incisive, informative or new.
jaelle
He's the kind of guy that makes me wonder how he makes money this way...
GoonerLou
He's the kind of guy that makes me wonder how he makes money this way...
GoonerLou
London Gooner you just made my day mate.LOL
supersof
London Gooner you just made my day mate.LOL
supersof
 

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