â€œMy dream is Barca, but to say that isnâ€™t new. The whole world knows that I have dreamed forever about going to Barca.â€ – Andrei Arshavin, July 18, 2008.
â€œThe stable situation in the club and the influence of Arsene Wenger to Arsenal to English football is huge. I think this is an advantage.â€ – Arshavinâ€™s agent Dennis Lachter, July 14, 2008.
â€œI am very optimistic about this deal. The next few days will see if he can confirm this move to Spurs. Andrei likes the way Juande Ramos is going to play at Tottenham and this is the main point of our decision.â€ – Arshavinâ€™s agent, Dennis Lachter, July 31, 2008.
â€œI donâ€™t want to play for Zenit any more. Playing for Bayern is a dream.â€ – Andrei Arshavin, November 19, 2008.
â€œThe club that is best suited to sign Andrei at the moment is Real Madrid.â€ – Arshavinâ€™s agent, Dennis Lachter, November 20, 2008.
â€œHe is being followed in England, Italy and Spain. Several things are happening, but we have had no concrete offers. Real Madrid are in pole position but we have not entered into any negotiations.” – Arshavinâ€™s agent, Dennis Lachter, November 21, 2008.
“I still have a desire to play abroad and Iâ€™d like to play either in Spain or England. Barcelona are my favourite team and in England there is Manchester United and Chelsea.”