Fabio Capello has given Andrey Arshavin a timely boost by intimating the little Russian could be recalled to the national team in the future.
The 31-year-old winger has effectively been stripped of his country’s captaincy since Dick Advocaat was replaced by the Italian and with playing time hard to come by at the Emirates he’s not even been selected for recent World Cup qualifiers.
Nevertheless, having watched Arshavin in action against Reading, a match in which he was sprightly for 120 minutes, Capello has hinted he and compatriot Pavel Pogrebnyak could make comebacks.
“I recently visited Reading’s match against Arsenal in the League Cup,” Capello told Sovetsky Sport newspaper.
“I don’t rule out the appearance of Andrey and Pavel in the national team. Again, for me the main thing is the quality of the game. I follow all of the matches Arshavin and Pogrebnyak play.”
In other Arshavin-related news; he takes his family to McDonalds. Apparently this is worthy of EXCLUSIVE status in The Sun. The world is doomed.