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Arshavin Dumps Agent To Represent Himself

Andrey Arshavin has decided to become his own representative after giving football agent, Dennis Lachter the boot.

The skillful Russian has decided to go it alone after coming to the conclusion that the business partnership was no longer working with Lachter conducting business from Israel and believes it will be beneficial for him to handle his own business.

'Recently I sent a formal letter to Dennis Lachter, which said that I do not want him to continue to represent me and that I will act on my own behalf,' said Arshavin.

'This is no way associated with my Arsenal contract. On the contrary, I want to express my deep gratitude for Lachter's help in moving to the English club.'

'But now I am having operational problems and Dennis, who has a newborn son, lives in Israel and cannot always be close to me, so it is easier to solve all these problems myself.'

There were always concerns about Arshavin's agent after he initially threw spanner after spanner in the works as Arshavin sought a move from Zenit St Petersburg, constantly talking to the press confirming, denying, then contradicting himself. The final proof that Lachter was a bit of a tool came when trying to complete Andrey's move to Arsenal in January,Lachter responded to text messages from random Gooners stating the probability of the transfer being completed as the transfer deadline approached.

It's a brave move from Arshavin to represent himself, and a move many footballers should look to follow.




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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday June 26 2009

Time: 12:34PM

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Sign up with the PFA son. Look at James Milner, wanted to leave Newcastle, puts in transfer request quietly, goes to Villa for a tidy sum, no hassles. Newcastle got their money, Milner went to a better club on a better contract, all good in the hood. Also telling that Neville and Scholes are also represented by the PFA, amount of stories linking them away from United? None.
Little Dutch
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26/06/2009 12:53:00

Ditto LD, would most likely recoup his tax losses?
alwaysgunner
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26/06/2009 13:26:00

Anyone else noticed a sea change at Arsenal this summer? Maybe it's to do with Gazidis, players are getting on the record a lot more. Cesc, Sagna, Clichy have all refuted snowballing rumours instantly, Arshavin has dumped a very troublesome agent. Perhaps the downturn in player/ fan relations has been noticed by the top brass as having had an effect on the team?
Little Dutch
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26/06/2009 13:36:00

Probably too late for Adebayor & player/ fan relations though LD. Unless he starts the season without his anchor attached and notches shed loads of goals. I think the best option would be for him to just go now.
paul_ownz
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26/06/2009 14:10:00

Good riddance hehe.
GoonerLou
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26/06/2009 14:21:00

"I was disappointed to be found guilty because I thought it was a real high-pressure situation straight after a game," he said. "I really do think that a precedent should be set that you guys [the television companies] should not be allowed to shove a camera in Premier League managers' faces immediately after a game. "I think there should be a cooling-down period, there should be 30 minutes after a game of football that a manager can allow himself [time]. "I think a precedent should be set that a cooling-down period is a must." He added: "I know it's compulsive viewing when you guys get the chance to catch us unawares and off-guard, and unfortunately it's cost be 2,500." Brown went so far as to insinuate Setanta's interviewer coaxed him into making the comments. "I think I was led down the garden path; I think a trap was set," he said. "The first question that was levelled at me was suggesting that there was cheating going on...I'm not allowed to use that word and no manager is. "It was never my intention to walk into a press conference and accuse anyone of cheating, or a lack of integrity, or bias." Everyone elses fault but yours tango man
paul_ownz
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26/06/2009 14:22:00

Forgot to say that it was Phil brown talking about the fine he received for calling the ref a disgrace and more after the Arsenal game
paul_ownz
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26/06/2009 14:23:00

LD, do you remember me stating a while back that Arsenal have now changed, appointing Fabregas as captain, getting Gazidis and spending money on Arshavin was three HUGE moments for this club, and if we are to believe reports, we will sign Verlaemen, Melo and Chamakh this summer and only sell two or three (Adebayor and Senderos and/or Toure) and I don't think LD expects Ade to stay,. he has said many times that he sould/will sell Ade.
Tom14
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26/06/2009 14:24:00

Yep i know. I was trying to come across more like no amount of PR could save ADE now. Only goals & time
paul_ownz
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26/06/2009 14:46:00

Ade's a gonner! Cannot wait to see the door hit him on the way out.
LondonGooner
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26/06/2009 14:58:00

I would be dissapointed if we didnt get 20-25 mil for him considering last year they were saying 35 mil. If we could get back the 30 goal, chase everything down Adebayor back i would be happy keep him
paul_ownz
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26/06/2009 15:36:00

Geezus, Brown is a real piece of work. Every time I think I understand what a massive a-s-s-hole he is, he trumps my estimation by coming out with something even more pathetic. He's his own idiotic little orange circus freak show. // While I'd like to see Ade go, I have to say I'm underwhelmed by the idea of Chamakh coming in to replace him. Chamakh's a good forward, his attitude on and off the pitch is fantastic, he links up brilliantly with Gourcuff, in fact he links-up with teammates very well, he works very hard, he knows the offside rule and is decent in the air. But he's even less clinical than Ade, with 56 goals in 214 games.
jaelle
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26/06/2009 17:08:00

As to the subject of this blog....Arshavin may be small but he's a tough little mofo.
jaelle
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26/06/2009 17:10:00

I dont think you can judge any player by the record they have before they have worked with Arsene Wenger. Henry failed winger no confidence became at 1 stage the best player in the world, Petit was an average centre half and became 1 half of 1 of the best centre mid pairings you will ever see, Ray parlour was a below standard premiership wideman and went on to play for his country.
iceman10
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26/06/2009 17:46:00

I agree with both iceman and jaelle ie Chamakh. Indivudual scoring records tend to improve after working with Arsene, but, although I've only seen him once, he doesn't sound like a replacement for Ade. RvP is our play-making striker, I'd rather see someone a bit more direct come in (if we get a striker at all).
ArsenalRob
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26/06/2009 18:09:00

LD I think you are absolutely spot on with Gazidis What I have always admired about Ferguson and utd is how much less stories about their players leaving are being published in the papers, they have their players on a much shorter lead than we used to. When players come out to refute transfer stories straight away it makes it harder for the hacks to get any mileage out of the stories and they will soon turn their attention to some one else. Gazidies has stated , somewhere that he wants to bring in a team of specialists in PR and other special areas, that will make it easier for Wenger and co to rain in unruly agents.
Armory
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26/06/2009 19:45:00

http://soccernet-assets.espn.go.com/players/stats?id=84609&cc=5739 - his shot/on target/goal stats are better than Adebayor's have EVER been, and better than any Arsenal striker last season.
Tom14
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26/06/2009 19:57:00

This is good news. Lachter was a bit of a ****, eh. Lets hope that more players take this route.
prits
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26/06/2009 23:01:00

A quite small remark re Chamakh and the other African-based players is that the ACN 2010, running from 10-Jan to the 31-Jan, in Angola is likely to make them miss our most crucial fixtures of the year. Everton and ManUtd at home and away at Bolton and Villa are surely missed if their team go all the way. Nonetheless, group stage will not be over before the 19th of January. Now, I've lived in Angola for 4 years and in January it is VERY hot and wet, so expect a slow recovery from every player involved when they come back. During my time there, which ended September last, drinking running water was at a miss and - especially in Cabinda - Malaria was a concern. Murphy's law will tell you that whatever may go wrong will go wrong, so i'm not really into putting ourselves in a position we may be depending on any of our african stars come January or early February 2010.
PTGunner
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28/06/2009 11:41:00

maybe you could get sky andrew to represent your whole squad, he would fit in nicely with the rest of you scumbags
paddypower
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28/06/2009 12:10:00

What does Arshavin need an agent for anyway? Hasn't he just signed a long term contract with Arsenal?
Sindbad
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01/07/2009 19:04:00

 

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