Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Dear Andrey ...
by Mike Woitalla, March 9th, 2010 1:29AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[OFF THE POST] Arsenal’s Russian playmaker Andrey Arshavin finds time to answer fans' questions at his web site every few days, offering his views on subjects from women's soccer to smoking, while giving weight-loss and tourism advice, and revealing a bit about his off-field life – including where he's been stung by a bee.

Perhaps it's no surprise given how many questions Arshavin fields that his answers tend to be succinct. Do moving and changing advertising billboards on the sideline distract from the game? “No”

Is  Arsene Wenger a competent manager? “Yes”

One young fan asked said he was overweight and asked, “What shall I do?”
Arshavin: “Lose weight.”

Has he ever been stung by bees in the forehead, asked Kostea.  
Arshavin: “No, but I’ve been stung once in my behind by a bee.”

A student from St. Petersburg asked Arshavin where to go when on a trip to London: “Take a sightseeing bus tour around London."

Does he smoke? “When I was 15 or 16 years old I tried it. I do not smoke and I don’t approve of smoking, especially by women.”

What does he think about women’s soccer? Arshavin, already infamous for disaparaging comments about women driving, answered, “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.”

And to a fan inviting him to check out Scotland,  “Somehow I feel that we won’t go to Scotland even after my career is over.”

One fan said his friend met Arshavin and said “you were very nice but you smelt of coffee. Do you like coffee?”
Аrshavin: "I don’t drink coffee at all."



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
NWSL: Reign's Fishlock sidelined with fractured tibia    
Jess Fishlock, an NWSL Best XI pick in each of her three seasons with the Seattle ...
MLS Week 9: Weekend schedule    
One of five Saturday afternoon matches features the Montreal Impact, first in the Eastern Conference, against ...
Soccer gets new Vegas pitchman: David Beckham    
A surprise pitchman at Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis' Thursday meeting with Las Vegas government officials ...
MLS Countdown: FC Dallas looks to rebound quickly    
FC Dallas, which plays at the New York Red Bulls in a battle of 2015 conference ...
Alex Morgan flexes her social media muscle    
If U.S. women's national team players want to show off their clout to make their case ...
What They're Saying: Seattle Sounders sports scientist Dave Tenney    
"One of the biggest red flags we have is guys that have kids. Almost across the ...
U.S. U-19 men fall to Slovakia on the way to final    
The Brad Friedel-coached U.S. U-19 men's national team, having already clinched a spot in the Slovakia ...
Video Pick: Dog invades field, kisses player    
The hound who ran onto the field during a Copa Libertadores game seemed especially happy to ...
What They're Saying: Tweet from Argentine club Tigre    
"Carrying the club inside you won't just be a metaphor." -- Tweet from Argentine club Tigre ...
Awards: Club America's Sambueza takes top CCL honor    
Captain Rubens Sambueza, who provided seven assists in nine starts in leading Club America to the ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives