However, Wenger praised the efforts of Arshavin, whose last appearance was as a substitute in the 2-1 league defeat at Chelsea on January 20.
He said: “Arshavin has shown 100 per cent commitment at absolutely every session, he has been an example for everybody.
“He has been questioned many times about his commitment.
“But if you saw him every day you would respect him for what he does on a daily basis. He has been absolutely fantastic.”