Andrey Arshavin should have picked on someone his own size.
The 31-year-old Arsenal forward was spotted outside a London nightclub Saturday night engaging in a verbal altercation with one of the club’s enormous bouncers. Arshavin is 5′ 8.”
The confrontation was captured by cell phone camera. It shows Arshavin, dressed to the nines, spewing mean things in his native Russian tongue in a crowd of club-goers who were standing outside the front door.
When Arsenal signed Arshavin from Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg in 2009, he was the Gunners’ most expensive ever signing , carrying a price tag of £15 million ($22.8 million).
Since 2009, Arsenal has had more than its fair share of talented attackers, leaving the underperforming Arshavin with few chances to regain his once impressive form. This season he’s made just two starts and has only seven appearances total on the campaign.
Fully aware of Arsenal’s plans to dismiss him at year’s end, Arshavin has voiced his willingness to join other teams in England, though this latest mishap probably won’t look good on his resume.
Have a look at a sloppy Arshavin voicing his discontent with someone in the video below (warning: it contains some foul language).