Andrei Arshavin has given an interview in Russia in which he complains that very often his words are taken out of context by the English press. They take snippets of interviews in Russian, translate them badly, and after a couple of re-writes a Chinese whispers effect means his words are twisted beyond all recognition.
Well, we at Arseblog News want to help Andrei set the record straight. Not for us any manipulation of his words, no mangling of the language, no using a word to make it sound like he said something he didn’t.
Our Russian department has been on the case and here are some selected questions and answers from the piece.
In the “Arsenal” Wenger once you identified on the left flank. In your opinion, nothing agreed to play in the wrong place?
In principle I am in the “Zenith” came out on the left. And I, too, Wenger said: “Play, where you want.” Therefore we can not say that I am confined to the left flank. Although the “Arsenal”, I agree that acting on the edge anymore. And in a match with “Olympiakos”, for example, the second time at all actually played left back. It all depends on the circuit. “Arsenal” still prefers the 4-5-1 and not 4-3-3.
After the match, with the “Bolton”, where you scored and gave the scoring pass, Wenger said he plans to use you in the position “under the striker.” True, since the field was not released. Do you have an explanation?
Everybody says that Wenger’s own, not anyone’s game similar philosophy …
It’s true. Let’s go out sometimes on the field and know: how much you played in the 70th minute, you will still be replaced. And sometimes you sit on a bench in full confidence that the 65th just come out.
You are friends with Nasri and Clichy. Expected that both tempted by the offer, “Manchester City”?
Clichy went on quietly. Before the transfer window about any conversations were not. Samira, I pleaded to the last day of stay, “Please, stay with us …”
Fabregas also discouraged?
No, Cesc I knew. Man must play in the team for which he was born.
Pavlyuchenko in all their troubles blamed Redknapp. You have to blame someone that does not appear in the starting lineup?
No. Just at the moment Wenger has more faith in Walcott and Zhervinyu.
Van Persie – a good captain? And what do you mean by this notion, given that the team and themselves wearing a bandage?
Captains are different. But, first, of those who are now in the “Arsenal”, he spent more than all the matches. Secondly, it has a wholly support for Wenger. Third, he was vice-captain in Cesc. Therefore, another captain simply could not be. He leads us.
What does it mean – “leads”?
I hope for something.
Which is better – all the time to play “Zenith” or sit on a bench in the “Arsenal”?
Recently, the second time you passed the exam on the British driver’s license. It’s really so hard?
It is not easy. By the way, tell me: is it possible that in Russia the famous football player did not get the right once? While I was taking the exam in Russia in all seriousness. But in England all the more difficult. The first time I is not seen a woman have been collected to set foot on a pedestrian crossing. And on the tenth minute – and then we went for another half hour and full voltage – you feel sort of monkey behind the wheel. We immediately sent the error would be, but now have chosen all the required 40 minutes. “Joke” was still in the fact that I always recall with irony about the women behind the wheel, and an instructor, I just had a woman.
The second ever carefully prepared?
When he came to take a second time, the instructor said that his Russian girlfriend. I immediately realized that my chances have increased dramatically! (Laughs)
British “traffic cops” ever stop, breathe into a tube made?
Breathe – no, but was stopped four times, mostly for talking on the phone. Once again turned the wrong way. I was standing at the traffic lights – and I do not see what’s behind the police car. And how do I play football? The arrow just to the left, and I – right. Braked. “What the – ask, – the sign can not see?” – “Well, yes – I say – I do not see.”
Never fined. Limited to oral reprimand, and was discharged one day something like a warning.
In England there are players like you or extensively with his Twitter?
“Twitter,” many – the same Wilshere does it almost every waking moment.
I do not mean just fertility, and the extraordinary ability to write and tell the truth, the uterus, which is especially appreciated by journalists?
Frankly speaking, interview English players does not learn – often lurking on the diagonal. Perhaps someone more like journalists, some are less, but I do not watch for it.
So there you have it. I think it’s fair to say that nobody could misconstrue anything that Andrei is saying after that precise and exacting translation, from the original Russian article.
And who amongst us could argue that English players need to do less lurking on the diagonal of their fertile uterus?
None of us, that’s who.