Andrei Arshavin: perfect for Manchester City but too good for Everton?

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The jewel in Russia’s crown made his Euro 2008 debut against Sweden after missing the first two games due to suspension. Arshavin turned in an awesome performance, which has managers across the world drooling over him; and with everyone salivating over the Russian skillster, this BBC journo feels he is too good to be at Goodison…
The BBC’s Phil McNulty uncorks his journalistic champagne and drizzles Arshavin with praise in his article, but his feelings about any Everton bid are less than complimentary.

Everton’s interest, as so often, has been talked about without materialising into fact and after he destroyed Sweden I suspect he may have more illustrious clubs on his trail.

Sorry to sound cruel Everton fans, but I am afraid that falls into the harsh but fair category. I do not see why Arshavin would end up at Everton. (BBC)

Admittedly the Russian is on £50,000-a-week at UEFA Cup winners Zenit St Petersburg, but to imply that he is too good for Everton and then say that Manchester City should have a splurge on him (which he does later in the article) is a little rich isn’t it? Moyes’ interest in Arshavin started when Everton entertained Zenit in the UEFA Cup, and the flame-haired Jock has declared his interest in bringing in players that will drag Everton up another level.

Is Arshavin really an unrealistic target for Everton?

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