Clichy hails Arshavin effect
Arsenal full-back Gael Clichy has praised the impact Andrey Arshavin has made around the club.
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 25/04/09 1:58pm
Arsenal full-back Gael Clichy has hailed the impact team-mate Andrey Arshavin has made around the club since his January arrival from Zenit St Petersburg.
The Russian has revitalised the team with some inspiring individual performances, including the recent 4-4 draw with Liverpool in which he scored all of the Gunners' goals.
Arshavin has netted six goals in just eight league games for his new club following his deadline day move, and French defender Clichy has also pointed out the effect the playmaker has made off the field too.
"Andrey is a phenomenon, who never doubts," he told L'Equipe Magazine.
"In less than two months he has already learnt English, dares to say what he thinks to everyone and can make the difference at any moment on the pitch."