Arsenal boss Wenger hails Arshavin attitude ahead of Cup return

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is full of praise for Andrey Arshavin over his attitude this season.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is full of praise for Andrey Arshavin over his attitude this season.

The 31-year-old is now expected to feature against Reading in the Capital One Cup, and Wenger has hailed the playmaker’s approach.

“I say that because [his attitude] has been questioned. I don't tolerate that,” the manager told Arsenal Player. “If that was the case I would not speak about it.

“But Andrey comes in every day and practices well, he is focused and wants to do well. I insist on this, because it was questioned and it is completely unjustified. In this case perception is not reality.

“He is a classy player and a top professional with a great attitude. You could see that when he came on [against QPR], his brightness and his intelligence with the final ball is fantastic.”

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