Arsenal outcast Arshavin may quit game at season end

Andrey Arshavin may hang up the boots when his contract expires at Arsenal in June.

The London Evening Standard says the Russia international has grown so disillusioned with both the absence of viable alternatives and the game itself that he is contemplating walking away altogether.

It is believed that Arshavin split from his wife Julia around the time she gave birth to their third child — a boy — last year. He is still thought to be in regular contact for the sake of their family but is now dating an Englishwoman and spending most of his time in Hampstead.

Arshavin is keen to remain in London but appears to have lost his appetite for football after finding himself frozen out at Emirates Stadium.

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