Arshavin: All Arsenal players would leave if Wenger left

Arsenal midfielder Andrey Arshavin says the club would collapse if ever Arsene Wenger was ever to leave.

Arsenal midfielder Andrey Arshavin says the club would collapse if ever Arsene Wenger was ever to leave.

Arsenal have struggled to find top form since striker Robin van Persie suffered an ankle ligament injury while on international duty for Holland against Italy.

Arshavin admits that the Gunners have badly missed the Dutch marksman, but insists that the players have faith in Wenger to find an able replacement and turn the side's fortunes around.

"All the Arsenal players believe in him - and if he leaves they will all leave," he added. "It would be good if the club could sign some great players.

"It is up to the manager to decide whether he will sign a new striker in January. I have my own ideas but I won't say what they are.

"Since Robin got injured we have scored just two goals - it is a big problem."