ARSENAL MEDIA WATCH: Arshavin and the world wide web
Fresh from his wife Yulia telling a Russian glossy how good the food is in the player s lounge at Arsenal, Andrey Arshavin says he is happy that he s not hassled by the British media. He told fourfourtwo: In Russia I d have journalists calling every day,
Fresh from his wife Yulia telling a Russian glossy how good the food is in the player's lounge at Arsenal, Andrey Arshavin says he is happy that he's not hassled by the British media. He told fourfourtwo: "In Russia I'd have journalists calling every day, here it all goes through the club - it's much simpler."
But on his own efforts at media management - arshavin.com - he is not so glowing: "If it was down to me, I'd never have started my own site," he sighed.
Barca boss Pep Guardiola has ruled out a move for Cesc Fabregas - at least for this season.
According to El Mundo Deportivo, Guardiola says "He is an important player for
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"I believe it will not be possible this season. He is a very interesting footballer but now he will play another year in England."
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And Construction News, the respected periodical of the building industry, reports Arsene Wenge as saying Emirates Stadium could prove problematic to Arsenal's ambitions.
The Boss says: "Arsenal will be more successful by building a new stadium, but it is not easy to build a new stadium and remain where you are.
"Look at all the clubs who have built new stadiums and where they are now: Derby County; Leicester City; Coventry City; Southampton. They all went down."
And some analysis from America on Arsenal's 6-1 thumping of Everton. For cynics who believe the Yanks no nothing about 'soccer', The Sierra Vista Herald - one of Arizona's finest dailies - tells its readers : "If captain Cesc Fabregas and his teammates can maintain this until mid-May, few will dispute their right to the league title."
And 'Mad' Jens Lehmann, forever a favourite with Arsenal supporters, will finally hang up his gloves at season's end.
The 39-year-old VfB Stuttgart 'keeper, a member of the 2004 Invincibles, told German television station SAT.1: "Yes, it's enough. I will have had enough by then. It will be time to do something else."
And he WON'T miss the media attention: "That's not always such a pleasant thing in Germany. I'm looking forward to being out of it.