Arsenal legend blasts Arsene Wenger over treatment of forward

12:40 09 June 2012

Andrey Arshavin

Andrey Arshavin

EMPICS Sport

Ray Parlour believes that the Frenchman playing Andrey Arshavin out of position contributed to his poor form

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has pointed the finger at Arsene Wenger over Andrey Arshavin’s poor form for the Gunners.

The 31-year-old was on song for Russia on Friday as they beat Czech Republic 4-1 at Euro 2012 but had suffered a torrid time at the Emirates this season and the former midfielder believes that Wenger played Arshavin out of position.

“You could say that he was played in the wrong position at Arsenal,” Parlour told talkSPORT.

“Arsene Wenger’s always played him on the left hand side and he’s more of a central player.

“I’m sure Arsene will be watching and wondering why he couldn’t do that for Arsenal. He never played like that which is frustrating for the fans, Arsene Wenger and the players.”

Arshavin is likely to leave Arsenal this summer after a successful loan spell at Zenit St Petersburg and Parlour admits his future is unclear.

“Let’s see what happens with him,” he said. “I’m not sure whether he’ll go back to Arsenal or they’ll try and sell him.”

Related articles

Live Blog Transfer Window Live - August 29

 

Latest Stories

Fri, 18:38
In order to get your hands on the free crisps, you'll have to tweet a special code and contend with an animated Gary Lineker (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images for Walkers)

Londoners are set to get free crisps at three bus stops for the next two weeks!

Read more
Fri, 16:53
Dojo gives you hand picked recommendations for events, places and activities in London

Tired of always hearing about some amazing event in London after its gone, missing out on the best activities? That’s where Dojo comes in.

Read more
Fri, 15:14
Police were called to the house of Sam Taylor Wood, seen here with husband Aaron Taylor Johnson at the European premiere of 'Godzilla' in Leicester Square in May, after the machine gun was spotted through a window  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Sam Taylor-Johnson got a visit from the firearms squad last night after a spotter-by noticed a machine gun in her house and called the police.

Read more

Promotions

Advanced running and training technology for beginners up to elite athletes

If you’re thinking of adding running treadmill to your fitness routine, you’re on the right track! There are several advantages to running on a treadmill versus running outdoors.

Renault-Zoe

The Renault ZOE follows on from the introduction of the electric Fluence ZE and Twizy, but unlike the former, the ZOE was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

Match reports

TOP STORIES

Arsenal Quizzes

Guess the managers quiz

The managerial merry-go-round spins quickly these days so do you think you’ve got the knowledge to recognise the faces of all these football bosses?

Read more
Croatia's Daniel Prajnic, France's Paul Pogba and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo... three hair-raising World Cup stars (Picture: Archant/Getty)

The World Cup is a showcase of fantastic football... and terrible hairstyles. Try this quiz and test your knowledge of the wackiest barnets in Brazil.

Read more
World Cup countries quiz

It's about time you refreshed your brains about the countries competing in Brazil.

Read more

Arsenal Transfer News