Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Arshavin braves the morning rain prior to training
Andrey Arshavin has returned to London and pre season training after holidaying in his native St Petersburg.
He has joined a selection of his Arsenal team mates at London Colney as those who were involved on duty with their national teams were given permission to join a week later.
Speaking on his personal site he revealed some of the exercises that Arsene Wenger set for them.
“They consisted of two racing exercises of twelve minutes of continuous running with periodic accelerations” he said.
These he had no problem in completing which is not a surprise as he mentioned that he does some extra training prior to setting off for training every morning.
He goes for a morning jog even if it usually rains: “No (the rain does not put me off) as running is necessary for me” he said.
With the signing of Zhirkov by Chelsea there are now three Russians playing in London with Arshavin and Tottenham’s Pavlichenko the other two.
Arshavin has however offered his tip for the next Russian to play in the Premier League and he is CSKA’s and Russia’s goalkeeper Akinfeev.
I don’t think he will be coming to Arsenal.