To those of you who follow football ('soccerball' to the Yanks ) you might need no introduction to Andrei Arshavin.
To the rest of you, Wiki him!
Besides football, he also holds degrees in Chem. Engineering and Fashion Technology, released a single a couple of years ago, is an outspoken and blunt chauvinist, and most amusingly, takes time off every week to answer random nutters on his website in probably the greatest Agony Uncle column of all time.
1. From iloveme
Andrey, what do you think people need pain for?
Arshavin: For people not to forget that they are mere mortals. Some people say that suffering purifies the soul.
2. From tasha100 know,
You know sometimes I feel so down. What shall I do?
Arshavin: Try to overcome this situation. Think that after this bad streak, there’s definitely going to be a good one. Despondency is a sin.
4. From KaTS
Andrey, please tell me, do you really like to answer this great number of questions from you fans? Don’t you feel bored?
Arshavin: First, I try to do it when I have spare time. Secondly, I see how many people are interested in our football and my personal life. You spend your time, I spend mine. Therefore, when it doesn’t interfere with my work or does not distract from my family's affairs, I reply. Is it good or bad?
6. From Ctepan
Hi, Andrey, I want to play like you.
Arshavin: Play then.
. From RinaBeer
Hi. I am 25 years old and I’m still not married. My parents are very upset about this. They say I can end up a spinster. But I don’t want to get married yet. What shall I do? (Sorry if this is off topic; just
want to know your opinion)
Arshavin: I think I can help you.
Step 1: You need to find a scruffy heavy drinker.
Step 2: Once you’ve found him, try to persuade him to “marry” you. I think that for a small amount of money, he will agree to fulfill the role of your fiancé :)
Final: Bring this guy home. Tell your parents he’ll live with you ;)
I think next time they will think better before forcing their opinion on you.
9. From 1009
Hi, Andrey! Some people say that the rain comes when the angels cry; some people say that it is a natural process. What do you think? Do you like rain?? Hi to Julia and the kids !!!!!
Arshavin: No, I do not think that it’s angels’ tears. It's simply a natural phenomenon. Although it sounds more romantic the way you put it.
10. From finta
Does anybody go in for sports in your family?
14. From lambada
Hi, Andrey, in what order would you place the following animals: a tiger, a cow, a pig, a horse, a sheep?
Arshavin: A pig - it will always get the last place! A tiger, a cow, a horse, a sheep. And I’ll repeat that a pig is always the last one, because it is a pig.
16. From samara4ever
How do you see yourself in 50 years?
Arshavin: 78-year old man, with aching legs and a glamorous walking stick :)
5. From didi
Hi Andrey, I bet nobody has ever asked you this and nobody ever will, I’m sure: what color is your bath sponge?
7. From sgonch
Hello Andrey, thanks for the site.
The question is: I’ve noticed that you stick your tongue out during the game, why do you do this? On the one hand it is strange because I’ve never seen it done by any other football player, on the other hand the great Michael Jordan was doing just the same thing while playing. Actually I should say I’ve noticed that sometimes you behave on the pitch exactly like Jordan. What do you think about this athlete?
Arshavin: This is by nature. There are a lot of photographs of me with my tongue hanging out, but I don’t do it on purpose. I was always an NBA Chicago supporter. I think that Jordan is the best basketball player in history. Although I don’t think I have anything in common with him apart from my stuck out tongue.
. From rita
Hi, what do you think about piercing?
Arshavin: I disapprove of it.
9. From Tanechka
I’ve noticed that Julia loves to wear glasses! Is that true? And what is her favorite brand? Why don’t you wear any sunglasses?
Arshavin: They don’t suit me. Besides I’m indifferent to accessories: glasses, belts, etc. As for Julia, yes, she loves glasses. I’ve never asked her about her favorite brand.
11. From Africa
Dear AA, having read your answers I’ve got the impression (perhaps I’m wrong) that you are bored of life!
Arshavin: I find life interesting.
13. From Africa
Hello, our AA! Do you believe in extraterrestrial civilizations?
Arshavin: Truly speaking I do not believe in extraterrestrial civilizations, I believe that we live on this planet alone, although my wife says the opposite. I do not like science fiction, fantasy books or movies. I’m indifferent to these things.
14. Andrey, do you need apples? We’ve harvested a lot of them this year!
My friends also have a lot of apples and they don’t take mine. But they are so tasty and sweet, especially “white juice”. It is a pity that they’ll go bad...
Arshavin: I love apples, but on the other hand, I think there are many other deserving people who will accept your apples.
1. From mike81
My friends in Russia told me that you were also a singer. Is that true?
Arshavin: I recorded a single 2 years ago. “The football of my childhood” is a nice song about a boy with a dream of becoming a professional footballer.
. From Nirosh
Hello, I am a Canadian, and a big Arsenal fan. I checked out the Arsenal/Birmingham game last October at the Emirates. And you scored the 3rd goal. Being Canadian, and being a big hockey fan, how do you feel about the Canadians dismantling the Russians 7-3 in the quarterfinals at the Olympics? Go Arsenal!!!
Arshavin: How can one feel when the team he supports is losing?
8. Hi, Andrey, I love arsenal and helicopters. My friend, Steve, said that he met you once and he said you were very nice but you smelt of coffee. Do you like coffee? He also said that he held your hand. If I met you please could I hold your hand, I promise it will be no longer than for 3 minutes. LOVE FROM ANTHONY, 28 ENGLAND.
Ðrshavin: I don’t drink coffee at all.
11. From Kebes
Have you ever felt like hitting a referee?
12. From Lucky
Hi Andrey! You know I love football! And mostly because of you, I want to really thank you for that. But the problem is that I’m a girl, but I really love to play. A lot of people say that it’s a men's game. What shall I do? After all, I want to do it professionally. What do you think about girls playing football?
Arshavin: When girls like football, I think it’s ok. But I think that the level of women's football is too low to take it seriously.
17. From lozenchik
What do you think? Who plays better you or Igor Semshev?
Arshavin: Is it Igor Semshev asking? :)
7. From Lenchik
Hello Andrey! Are you a superstitious person? What do you think about Friday the 13th?
Arshavin: I don’t pay much attention to it; nothing terrible has ever happened to me on this day.
14. From Vitas
Andrey, what do you think about smoking. Do you smoke? If not, have you ever tried to?
Thank you and good luck!
Arshavin: When I was 15 or 16 years old I tried it. I do not smoke and I don’t approve of smoking especially by women.
20. From Ibrox
Andrey, have you watched “The Lost”?
22. From Africa
Hi A.A. Do you approve of prenuptial agreements?
28. From 72994 356791
Why football? There are so many other kinds of sports, but, of course, football is the best. You're just great and all the girls in our class are just crazy about you! Your true fan.
Arshavin: I started off playing checkers. When I realized that I won’t be able to become an International Grand Master, I had to leave it for football.
3. From vanilja
Good afternoon, A gypsum hippopotamus in Zenit uniform (almost in human size) has been installed in the playground near our house today. Can I tell my kid that its name is Andrey? In your honor?
Arshavin: Hippo? If it pleases your child, then feel free to do this, although I thought I was way slimmer then a hippo. :)))
5. From liza1951
The question is – do you approve when a girl starts using makeup very early in her life?
Arshavin: As for the makeup, this is a purely personal matter for each girl, although I think it is better to consult a professional regarding this question.
11. From kbkbz
Hello! Maybe my question would sound silly, but still: how many kilograms does a footballer lose during the whole game?
Arshavin: From two up to four kg.
4. From yan4ik
What qualities do you value in people and what qualities do you consider unacceptable?
Arshavin: Decency and honesty. I can’t stand flattery.
6. From SKALA
Andrey, do you believe in God, and if so how often do you go to church? Do you feel that God helps you in your life?
Arshavin: I believe in God and it helps me. I go to church, but unfortunately, it happens very rarely, should do it more often...
9. From Yanusik
Andrey, how can one talk to you personally?
11. From puzzle
Sorry for such a tactless question but what color is your favorite underwear?
PS: Just answer me please even if this question has been asked before ‘cause I really need to know!
Arshavin: I don’t have any particular men’s underwear color preferences. But one thing I can tell you for sure, you won’t find G-strings in my wardrobe :)))
13. From STIM
Can A.A. jump out of my birthday cake?
Arshavin: It’s unlikely; I'm a football player, not a minstrel or a clown.
14. From puzzle
Do you have a yellow rubber duck in your bathroom?
Arshavin: Yes, how do you know?
15. From knopka42
I’ve already written you three letters but they haven’t been delivered...Well ... My name is Olga, I’m 13 years old. I go out for football and I’m your biggest fan..... Well, my dad does not allow me to play football but I want to…- Andrey, tell me what to do?
Arshavin: Listen to your Dad.
16. From Zeedorf
Andrey, your answers are so capacious, and you always have your own opinion you are not afraid to express. Members of our philosophical group have decided at the general meeting to make you a proposal to join our ranks. This is an absolutely serious proposal. Of course, we understand that communication with you can be only by default, but we are absolutely comfortable with it. If you get at least a little interested in our proposal, please send us your answer and we’ll send you detailed information about our group.
Arshavin: I have to give your proposal careful consideration, get prepared, weigh everything, and only then I’ll be able to answer you :)
3. From aniram
Hi, do you like horses? Have you ever ridden them? If not, do you want to try? If you want to ask me something, feel free to do it :)
Arshavin: Actually, I once rode a horse bareback in the village. It was very slippery, I was a small boy then, I was barely holding its mane when suddenly it bolted and I almost fell into a pile of manure. After that, I never sat on the horse again.
7. From TianA
What do you think of ideological anarchism?
Arshavin: In order to give you an exhaustive explanation, I should thoroughly study this subject. So far I can’t say anything.
11. From chesnaj
Andrey, would you like to take part in some TV show? (For example “Dancing on Ice”)?
Arshavin: If I took part in this show, it should be renamed “A Cow on Ice".
This topic is to discuss the most awesome man in sport today
He looks familiar!
Wow isn't he brilliant. Of course we only have thee best at Arsenal. ;]
it is all about the random 'blah'
oh great. he has very good education background. but playing football is an absolutely different.
Well i love to see him play he's so brilliant !! but the most important thing ..he's really !! really cute
He is good. I don't like the team where he play.
Adore Jae Hee! <3
Check out his website, it's pretty awesome. arshavin.eu/en/index.php.
I used to read his column regularly. Also, unless I am mistaken, he also scored an awesome goal against Man United.
You can't kill the metal.... the metal will live on!
I used to read his column regularly. Also, unless I am mistaken, he also scored an awesome goal against Man United.
Where did our feisty little Russian go!?! I mean he literally forgot how to influence a game like he used to!
By the way I want to commend the OP for starting an Andrei Arshavin post on CR. Seriously who'd a thunk it?
I will not let this thread die...
i log onto CR after over 2 years and by coincidence, find this thread that I started on the front page of the sports forum. wow. is this place that dead now? :'(
Closed due to inactivity.