If you missed Zenit St. Petersburg’s 2-0 UEFA Cup triumph against Rangers FC then you missed the international coming out party of Russian playmaker Andrei Arshavin. The 26-year-old forward/midfielder dazzled on both Zenit goals and stands at the top of the list of Zenit players now being coveted by Europe’s top teams.
If you haven’t seen him play, here is a compilation of some pretty impressive moves from a quick and skillful player who is equally adept at playing as a second forward or a playmaker:
Not bad for a player who most casual soccer fans in the United States didn’t know about before this week.
If you’re circling the calendar to watch him at this summer’s European Championships, you will have to wait a while. Arshavin is suspended for Russia’s first two games, which leaves him one game to work his magic and pump up a growing transfer value.
So where do you see Arshavin winding up? Chelsea? Somewhere in the Bundesliga? Share your thoughts below.