Yulia Arshavin has been talking to the Russian press about her first impressions of life in England.
She has denied flat that she ever gave any interviews in the past concerning her dislike of London and English food.
In fact she mentioned that she has dined at English restaurants in London and has enjoyed her meals.
“To get started, I actually did not speak anything bad about London.
Moreover I liked the city especially after the Russian-speaking tour guide took us round” she said.
“As for the food, anyone accustomed to Russian cuisine would find it difficult to just accept someone else's food. I was brought up on fairy cakes or mother's soups but we went to a couple restaurants in London and I had a pleasant view”.
What Yulia also liked was the Emirates which she considers better than Wembley and most important of all loves the Arsenal fans.
“The "Emirates" is just a fantastic arena. I remember at the "Wembley", two years ago, I thought - what a beautiful stadium, but now we know: the "Arsenal stadium is even better”.
“The atmosphere at the stadium is totally different than in Russia! There are people of all ages, full of women in beautiful dresses. The first impression is very good”.
“The organization of the match, as well as the extremely positive attitude of English fans to the guests from Russia, I completely fell in love with” she said.
“When Andrew takes the ball the whole stadium is already buzzing. There is a simultaneous cry and you feel a total emotional wave”
She also liked the facilities laid out for all the wives.
”I really liked how everything works for the footballers' wives and children.
There are special premises, which include soft sofas to watch the match and where one can wait for their husband after the game. There is a bar with tea, coffee, juices, soft drinks, as well as a buffet with snacks".
“When the players come they personally greet all those present, the situation is very pleasant. When you leave the box you get straight to the parking lot, where your car is”.
Yulia’s main aim now is to learn the English language.
“I want to learn it as quickly as possible. In London I have a teacher, who hardly speaks any Russian. This is very good as I will have to fully immerse myself in the new language” she said.
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