Arsenal's promising 2010/2011 concluded with little more than a whimper. After a horrific demise, that circulated upon a shock defeat in the Carling Cup Final on the final day of February, ensured the Gunners finished the season without silverware for the sixth successive season before eventually achieving a feeble fourth place on the English Premier League table.
Most of the Arsenal faithful are adamant, despite the evident calibre and talent of Arsene Wenger's young squad which has matured and developed rapidly over the last few season, that changes need to be enforced if success is to materialize at the Emirates. Fortunately Wenger has vowed to implement changes into his squad with fans keen for the Frenchman to eradicate the liabilities in the Gunner's roster.
Whilst numerous players are currently connected with a move to North London, one man who has been heavily linked with a move away from the Emirates, however, is Russian dynamo Andrei Arshavin. 2010/2011 saw the 30-year-old achieve 50 season appearances, the most by an Arsenal player in all competitions, 10 goals and an outstanding 17 assists, yet despite his efforts, a potential move is still on Wenger's cards.
An occasionally lazy figure whose tendency to disregard defensive duties and the importance of situations, Arshavin's attitude throughout the season has evoked negative responses from the disgruntled Arsenal fans coupled with his ageing presence.
But Russia's captain has the ability to tear apart the best defences in World Football, and there is no denying his calibre and attacking prowess. Arshavin's statistics highlight this even further. None the less the former Zenit Saint Petersburg dynamo, who cost Wenger £15 million in January 2009, could be departing Arsenal during the up coming summer.
Ten replacements were already established only weeks ago in this article but eight new potential replacements for Andrei Arshavin have emerged. However, this is not to say Arshavin is to be sold by Wenger. Take a look.