ZURICH SWITZERLAND - DECEMBER 02: Andrei Arshavin and Minister of Sports Tourism and Youth Policy Vitaly Mutko celebrate winnning the bid to host 2018 duirng the FIFA World Cup 2018 & 2022 Host Countries Announcement at the Messe Conference Centre on December 2 2010 in Zurich Switzerland. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Current Arsenal (backup) forward, baby-faced Russian Andrei Arshavin (who's actually 30 despite his ridiculously young looking face), released a statement today in the Russian newspaper Sport Express, saying that he "wouldn't play for Real Madrid, not even for all the money in the world."
In a move that surprised no one, he went on to say, "For me they're totally taboo, because I've been a fan of Barcelona for a very long time."
This announcement came completely out of the blue, as there hasn't been a single rumor linking the Russian heart-throb to los blancos in any tabloid or newspaper in any country whatsoever. In fact, I don't even think the Internet suggested this one, and we all know how gossipy that Internet is.
Well, we've got some news for Mr. Arshavin over here at Managing Madrid: we don't want you anyways--you're washed up, over-the-hill and way over-rated. Sorry to break your heart there, but there's a reason that you haven't been linked to Real Madrid.
Which one of these celebrities most resembles Andrei Arshavin physically?
Andy Samberg (SNL) (2 votes)
Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds) (10 votes)
Emma Watson (Hermione from Harry Potter) (7 votes)
Jesse Eisenberg (Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network") (11 votes)
30 total votes