Arsenal playmaker Andrey Arshavin says despite his liking for several European leagues, he only wants to play in Russia if he leaves the English Premier League.
Arshavin was having a QA session with fans on his official website, and one of them wrote that he’d like to see the 30-year-old in the colors of Italian giants AC Milan.
“When in Italy I’ve always rooted for Milan. I am interested in the club’s way of playing,” the footballer replied. “But after the English league, I would not want to play anywhere else but in Russia.”
Arshavin’s contract with the Gunners expires in June 2013, and British media have already sent him back to Russia, where his former club Zenit Saint Petersburg and rich cats Anzhi Makhachkala are interested in his services.
The player himself doesn’t rule out the possibility of returning home, as he has spent too much time on the Arsenal bench this season.
Coach Arsene Wenger seems to prefer younger Theo Walcott and Gervinho to the Russian, who became the club’s biggest ever buy (£15 million) in February 2009.