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ARSENAL MEDIA WATCH: Arshavin and the world wide web

PUBLISHED: 10:00 19 August 2009 | UPDATED: 16:22 07 September 2010

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

Arsenal and they have already sold Kolo (Toure) and (Emmanuel) Adebayor.

"I believe it will not be possible this season. He is a very interesting footballer but now he will play another year in England."

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."

Hear, hear!

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.


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