Andrei Arshavin believes that spending huge money on new players does not necessarily guarantee success, but admits both Chelsea and Manchester City have benefitted from the riches of their billionaire owners.
Despite watching several teammates quit the Emirates to take up lucrative deals elsewhere, the Russian thinks supporters should not write off other clubs who do not spend big in the transfer market.
Speaking to Arsenal Player, the diminutive midfielder stated:
“Still Manchester City has not won the Premier League and has not won the Champions League. Chelsea as well [the Champions League].
“How much money has Mr Abramovich spent and still he has not won the Champions League.
“Of course money can help you, but there is no guarantee you will win. That’s why everybody loves football, not only money defines the result.”
In the last year of his contract at the Emirates, and already 30-years-old, the former Zenit St Petersburg man recognises that his time as a player is gradually drawing to a close. However, while many of his peers are eyeing coaching positions Arshavin has revealed he is not interested in such a high pressure role.
“Seriously I would not want to be [a manager]. Why? It’s very nervous, there’s so much pressure. Only five minutes after a win everybody will want you.
[At this point I’ve no idea what he says…he just starts laughing before concluding in a cheeky cackle]
“After again. Job. Nervous.” [more laughing]
He’s a funny little man. You get the feeling he knows he’s too lazy for a managerial position.
That being said Arseblog News admires a man who knows his limits.