Arshavin had to go – but Arsenal will miss him…..

Yesterday the news broke that the enigmatic Andrei Arshavin has left on loan to his former club Zenit St Petersburg for the remainder of the season. My question is this: what do Arsenal fans think of this move?

Personally, I think that the move is a negative one for Arsenal Football Club. While I realise that the Russian trickster has had several poor performances of late, I still think that he has flair and a creative edge which can tip a game in our favour. He is a gamble, as often he doesn’t perform, but there is no doubt that he can be a real game changer. This is the logic that led Wenger to bring him on against United. Furthermore, we have now lost one more quality player from our bench, making it look even thinner than before.