Arsenal Forward Andrey Arshavin Admits His Play Has Been “Average”

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Arsenal forward Andrey Arshavin admitted on Wednesday that his play has been average since he joined the team in February of 2009, according to The Guardian.

"Speaking honestly, I think my performances for Arsenal have been average," Arshavin said. "I've done some good things but I don't assess my game on goals or assists – I look at the whole picture. Normally when I'm on the pitch, I take control of a game but I haven't really done that here. I'm an extra tool in the team rather than the main one, so it's been different."

Arshavin has 30 goals and 34 assists in 88 games since joining Arsenal.  The Russian forward feels that he can turn it around, thanks to Russia’s qualification for Euro 2012.

"Since we've qualified, I've felt completely relaxed and comfortable," he said. "Hopefully, that will show in my performances because mentally, I feel much better than before. International results are very important to me and it's vital that Russia go to big tournaments. We missed out on the World Cup but we have made a big step now."