1. From Evgeniy10 Hi! Andrew, tell me honestly. Do your teammates like you? Look, the first game with Newcastle. All the danger comes from you, remember your passes to Zhervino, Theo Walcott, van Persie. Two of them were clear-cut chances. Alas, this is football, they did not score, but did not give you passes as well. Then this game against Liverpool, again, you give a pass to Robben, whose blunder, in my opinion, led to the defeat. That couldn’t have happened if the gunners had given you at least a couple of passes. Then there was this game against Udinese, where you were let out for just 3 minutes to play in the league. And once you played, you can’t be sold. It’s a pity; we thought you’d start the Champions League in Zenit. Anyway back to that game,you could have scored a goal, but Van Persie decided otherwise, instead of giving it to Arshavin, who could have come one on one, Robin decided to send the ball straight to the goalkeeper from 17 meters distance. It’s driving me mad. The game yesterday, you earned a penalty.... But, look, why your partners didn’t pass to you again. Do they ignore the Russian? The last question. Can Malafeev replace Akinfeev? Thank you and send my regards to the coach Gordeev from Silkovskiy- we played together for Svetlana.
Arshavin: I do not think that they ignore me. Yesterday I could have scored myself. I want to wish Igor Akinfeev a speedy recovery. Slava is in good shape, he’ll manage.
2. From VashPoklonnick
Hello Andrey, I am writing for the third time, and I hope that this letter will finally reach you:). Please tell me if miracles happen?
Arshavin: Of course.
3. From MARTINA
Hello, Andrey :) Regards from Siberia to you and Julia.) My question might not be very original (may be you’ve already been asked this one).... Tell me, Andrey, is it true that your friend A. Anyukov got married recently?))) I want to hear it from you, personally :)) Thank you for your reply.)))
Arshavin: Do not put me in an awkward position ;)
4. From Franceeeee
Andrey, I saw you on June 25 in Moscow at the Vnukovo airport with your wife, what did you come to Moscow for, if it’s not a secret? Thanks
Arshavin: We were on our way to Azerbaijan.
5. From 79233630952
I'm curious whether it’s you who answers these questions or not?))
6. From polevoy
You have a lot of fans, admirers and people who support you no matter what. But does it ever happen to you that you have to support other people let’s say with money or give moral support, etc. Thanks in advance.
7. From rafik95
Hello Andrey! I love football, especially when you’re playing. I want to ask you: 1) Have you ever traveled through Russia? 2) Do you want to return to Zenit?
Arshavin: If you mean if I ever took a backpack and hit the road, no, it never happened in my life. But, in my childhood I traveled throughout the country a lot, participating in different tournaments. When playing in the Russian championships I also went to different places and managed to see our country. Russia is diverse, but it's great.
8. From Tihas93
Hi !!!!!!!!! I am a huge fan of yours! My question is: what is your favorite Russian TV channel? Mine is TNT. Looking forward to your answer)))
Arshavin: As I don’t have any Russian channels in England, I began watching RBK more often.
9. From nike666
Andrey, what’s Nikolay Valuev’s shoe size? :)
Arshavin: I’m being prompted right now - 51.5.
10. From MaRinA555
I would like to know if you believe in lifelong dreams coming true. Thank you in advance for your reply.
Arshavin: Dreams Come True :)
11. From Pavel27
Thank you for your football. I wish you to come back to the way you played when you first joined Arsenal, the way that led Zenit to winning the UEFA Cup.
I want to know your opinion regarding two things:
1. To what extent is psychology important in football?
2. When athletes fail there are usually two opinions: "they are also people, everybody has bad days”, "they are professionals and should show the result every day of the week" How should we treat athletes, as "people" or as "professionals"? Thanks in advance.
Pavel, St. Petersburg
Arshavin: Psychology is important in any path of life, not just in sports. If you believe in yourself, you will easily overcome all the difficulties that arise on your way.
2. Pavel, I honestly understand that the result is important. But believe me, a true athlete is trying to do the utmost in every competition, the other thing is – not everything turns out the way you want.
12. From energoman7
Andrey, I'm not a fan of Zenit, but I'm a fan of the Russian talents. I'm the same age as you are; I also played football but got a knee injury. I’m frustrated by the defense of our Russian national team. Why the ball does not go forward until all defense touched it! (In most cases) Regards, Anton M.
Arshavin: We are working on it :)
13. From don610
Hi Andrey! I'm from Kemerovo. I respect you as a player. There was a charity game in Kemerovo “The Power of Russia”, you were playing against Nikolay Valuev. Why didn’t you give autographs?
Arshavin: Wherever there was an opportunity, I gave autographs. We were in the center of the city, there were a lot of weddings on that day and I guess, if you look at the pictures of the newlyweds, you might have an impression that I was present at every wedding During the warm-up, when the fans ran out on the pitch I was giving autographs to the guys on my way to the tunnel. After the game we were in a hurry to the formal event and Kolya and I didn’t have a chance to give an autograph session. It didn’t depend on us.
14. From mihael199652
Hello, Andrey! Have you ever heard about Nizhny Novgorod and Dzerzhinsk – the nearby city?? Are you going to visit these cities any time in the future?? Thanks in advance!
Arshavin: Why do people often ask me about the cities? If I know them or not? Do they check my knowledge of geography? Nizhny Novgorod - formerly Gorky. I know something about this city. Back in Zenit we had a footballer - Ilya Maksimov, he was from this city. He used to tell us about it. I don’t know the history of Dzerzhinsk, God willing, I will visit it someday.
15. From arturzevs
Hi Andrey, I’ve been a fan of Zenit since you started playing for it. Ever since that time I haven’t missed a single game. I also watch the Arsenal games for one reason: you play on this team. I lived for 16 years in St. Petersburg, now I live in Yerevan. I'm curious how you were greeted in Yerevan? What do you think about the Armenian national team? And about the Russian team in the European Championship 2012. Thank you in advance, I wish you success!
Arshavin: I've already talked about the warm welcome of our team in Yerevan. It seemed to us that they love us there.
16. From iorh99
Hello, Andrey, my name is Denis. I am 11 years old. I’m a big fan of FC Zenit and FC Arsenal. I’ve got 3 questions.
1. Have you ever been to the Altai region? And where exactly?
2. Where can I order your Arsenal shirt.
1. No, I haven’t been to Altai. I’ve heard many good things about this region. They say about the beauty of these places.
2. On the Arsenal site, it’s also possible on my site as well.
17. From DiamondKiss
Hi, Andrey. I'm not going to sing praises to you but I watch the Arsenal games only because of you. You can, without making much effort, create good chances on the pitch. With regard to the recent criticism of your game for the national team (although I believe that it is impossible to play for the national side on the same level as for Arsenal), I’ve got some questions. How do you feel about all the criticism? Do you criticize people and how often? Do the Arsenal fans hate you or love you? I asked the last question because in England they rarely treat the stars indifferently. They either love or hate them. Thanks for your game. (Alex from Astrakhan)
Arshavin: The Arsenal fans love me. As for the criticism, if a person expresses his independent opinion, even if it is wrong, that's OK. It’s much worse, when the critic sings to someone else's tune. As for me criticizing other people, guilty, it happens.
18. From Katkov99
Andrey, hi! Is it true that football in England is the most brutal?
P.S: And what is your salary?
I would call it physical football. There is a lot of fighting going on. Each team has a lot of tall, athletic players who are trying to use their strength. In addition the referees allow fighting on the pitch, they whistle less, and basically a push in the back is not a foul to the referees. A lot of struggle is in the air. Actually, yes – English football is the toughest.
19. From glasnaroda
Andrey, you are the symbol not only of Zenit but of all Russian football. You are an accomplished European star. Each year you are in the English top ten according to the goal pass system. You promised to continue your career only in Zenit. When are you going back to Russia? You can’t earn all money in the world and anyway you are wealthy enough already. Please do not make a mistake. Do not go to Anji. You’ll be given up for lost for millions of the Russian fans. One well-known player is already dead for millions. And it's not only words. Read the press and the comments. It’s your choice, Andrey.
Arshavin: A man should live the way he wants. Yura’s choice is his choice.
20. From SWGSAM
I would like to ask – don’t you feel discomfort about playing on the wing, don’t you want to play central forward, like you often played in Zenit? Have you ever discussed with Wenger the options of your position on the pitch? I’m also interested how Cesc and Nasri react to the speculations regarding their forthcoming transfers to Barcelona and Manchester City? In what kind of mood do they train? Thanks in advance.
Arshavin: No, we haven’t discussed it. Wenger uses me in the games as he sees fit.
21. From 79149395085
Hi, Andrey, my name is Kolya. I’m 13. I want to play for some club, tell me please what I’m supposed to do at the casting?
Arshavin: You’re supposed to have a run so that the coach sees your start-up speed, to work with the ball: to juggle, to send some passes, to hit the net.
22. From Veroneka
Andrey, I do not understand your new commercial. Tell me, why you're sitting in the stands and the colors of the fans’ flags are red and yellow?
Arshavin: My role in this commercial was written by the director. I cannot do anything about it. I wasn’t a screenwriter. If it was me who thinks up the plot, it would be different.
23. From fakez1234
Hello Andrey! Please tell me the name of your hairstyle on the pic where you’re wearing a pink jersey in the News section of the site :) Thanks in advance.
Arshavin: It is a difficult one to answer. Think up something yourself.
24. From KaTe13
Andrey, what author did you pick to write your final school essay about? Did you find out the possible topics for the essay at the exam or called some relatives or friends in Vladivostok to find this out. (Due to the time difference the kids in Vladivostok start writing their final composition earlier then in the other regions of Russia). What grade did you get? ;)
Arshavin: I got good marks. I can’t remember the topic. I guess, we were allowed to choose from several options. Back then we didn’t have to hold a Unified State Exam.
25. From arshamania
Hello, dear Andrey! I would like to find out who do you have the best relationship with in Arsenal?
p.s. Andrey, you are our hope and joy!
Arshavin: Used to be with Samir. Now I’m hanging out with the young :)
26. From chercamara
In which way London is better then Saint-Petersburg? What do you lack in England and what are you gonna miss when (and if) you return back to Russia? And a mini - question: it is true that the weather in England is no better than here in Saint-Petersburg?
Arshavin: For me Saint-Petersburg is better than London. What am I lacking here? My relatives and friends. I understand that when I come back home, of course, there will be something I’m going to miss about London, after all I’ve been living in this city and played on the team for several years now. I guess I’ll be able to figure out what I’m going to miss only when Julia and I come back to Saint-Petersburg. Weather? I would say, it’s not worse!
27. From luba2000
Hi Andrey! How do you think Yura Zhirkov’s career is going to turn out in Anji and in the national team after he was stupidly booed at the Locomotive stadium?
Arshavin: Yura has a strong character. He won’t break down and will cope with all the misfortunes. I’m sure he will be doing great in the Russian national team as well as in Anji.
28. From Strannay
Tell me please: do you have a lot of girls among your fans?
Arshavin: Probably, I don’t know I never counted ;)
29. From nike666
Andrey, how would you describe your character?
30. From 90325678
My name is Vova, I am 11 years old. I’m from Saint-Petersburg. I’ve got just one kidney. I wanted to ask you whether it’s possible for me to become a professional footballer.
Arshavin: Vova, if the doctors won’t mind, if you have the desire and the talent, it’s possible. There were such examples in the Russian Championship. There was a good player in CSKA - Valera Minko. He played at a very decent level. I wish you health and good luck!
31. From Pogrebnyak29
Andrey, how often are you given a day off during a week? For example, after a win do they give you the next day off?
Arshavin: Last year, at the end of the season it was the other way round. We lost to some team and got a day off. And after a fairly good win, the next day we spent training. But well, usually, we have one day off during a week.
32. From khalimbekov
I'm 14 years and have been playing football for 3 years but after one away game my knees started to ache. I’m interested: at what age did you get your first injury? Is it possible that I’ll probably have to quit…
Arshavin: Don’t get upset. This is due to the age-related changes. You grew up but your joints still fragile, haven’t developed to the full yet. And playing football, you overload your knees. My advice to you - take a break; have more rest in these moments. Over the time the pain in your knees will go away.
33. From khalimbekov
What are the best boots for the artificial pitch?
Arshavin: I used to have no clue how to play in the boots on the artificial pitch. Now the pitches are so that you can play in the 6-spiked boots as well as in the 12-spiked ones.
34. From MaradonnAlexsandra
Tell me, Andrey, can you cook fried eggs?))) I just ask ‘cause I’m curious
Arshavin: I think that even a donkey will be able to cook this dish :) But seriously, what’s so difficult about it? Just take a couple of eggs and break them into a pan.
35. From olegzhelnov
Hello Andrey, I always follow your games, I think that you are clearly underestimated by Arsene Wenger, you are the only person who can bring some danger and make something wonderful in attack, there are no other players like you in Arsenal, and just a few in Europe. I wanted to ask you whether you talked to Wenger about your substitutions and what’s the reason of them. And the second one: what position is more comfortable for you to play? Thanks in advance
Arshavin: No, he doesn’t discuss these things with me. He is a coach, he makes the decisions. 2. It’s not important for me where to play, though, the closer to the attack – the better.
36. From serega1996
Andrey, I’m Sergey Loginov from Kemerovo. Did you like our city when you were here and what sights of our city did you like?
Arshavin: Basically, I liked everything I saw. I can point out, perhaps the museum on Krasnaya Gorka.
37. From Milo4ka
Hi Andrey! Please tell me if you have a brother Alexey? Thanks in advance.
Arshavin: No. I don’t. But maybe he has a brother Andrey
38. From Pasha999
Dear Andrey, I am your fan and I would like to ask you a question. Do we need to teach children the European way of playing football? Thanks in advance. I’m from the Stavropol region. Zaitsev Pasha.
Arshavin: I think that every national team should have its own style. Previously, the southern republics of the Soviet Union had their own signature style, the Ukrainian, Moscow and Leningrad teams another. I think that the Russian national team should also have its own style.
As for children, I believe that the sooner a child begins to play with the ball, the more skills he’ll acquire and it will give him an advantage among his peers.
39. From Helena1989
Andrey, I’ve got this question: Will the Russian national team play at the Petrovsky stadium again? By the way, how are your adorable kids doing ))))))))????
Arshavin: Of course it will. If not this year then probably the next, but the Saint-Petersburg citizens will see our squad. Children? They came back to London after spending some time by the sea. In early September, Artem and Yana will fly to St. Petersburg for a week. We renovate the apartment. Julia has to control the process, so they will fly home. My children will see their grandmothers, walk around the city, go to our summer house. Artem and Yana are looking forward to this trip, because this way they won’t have to go to school and kindergarten :) They also enjoy having rides on the Zenit train around St. Petersburg.
40. From Alenas
Hello, Andrey, I watched the match against Newcastle and the commentator said that Wenger was going to leave by the end of the season. Why? Is it because of Fabregas transfer to Barcelona or because Arsenal haven’t seen trophies for quite a long period of time? I want Arsene to stay! Thank you!