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Andrei Arshavin’s Highly Inclusive Dreams

I know it seems like he’s sent this signal to several different clubs. But I think it’s safe to say at this point that when Arshavin declares, “My dream is to play for Tottenham,” or “My dream is to play for Bayern,” what we should be hearing is, “I will faithfully and to their own specifications mow the lawn of anyone who can get me out of Russia.”

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Andrei Arshavin’s Highly Inclusive Dreams

by Brian Phillips · November 18, 2008

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