Arshavin eyes Euro glory
Andrey Arshavin sees no reason why Arsenal cannot challenge for the UEFA Champions League this term.
By Richard Bailey
Last Updated: 17/07/09 10:55am
Andrey Arshavin sees no reason why Arsenal cannot mount a serious challenge for the UEFA Champions League this season.
The Gunners reached the semi-final stage of the competition last time out but the little Russian could only watch from the sidelines having already played in the competition earlier in the season for former club Zenit St Petersburg.
Arsene Wenger's men were eventually knocked out by Manchester United but the 28-year-old is confident the club can go one step further next term.
Arshavin made a big impression on the Premier League following his move to Emirates Stadium in January and having the Russian international available for selection in Europe this campaign will be a massive plus for Wenger.
"We nearly did it last season, I don't see big problems," he told Sky Sports News.
"We can do it if we show our performances in the field and we will be strong."
As well as having to grow accustomed to a new league Arshavin has also had to adapt to a new position with Wenger deploying him on the left wing rather than his preferred role behind the forward.
However the £15million man insists he is happy to play anywhere for the benefit of the team.
"I am here in Arsenal, of course he (Wenger) is a very strong coach he gives me freedom on the pitch and he finds me a new position on the pitch," he added.
"I would like to play in a position where I am useful to the team."