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Arsenal players not jealous of Arshavin

Arsenal players are not jealous of the club's newest star Andrei Arshavin according to the players agent.

Recent reports have suggested that agent Dennis Lachter said players including Robin van Persie and Cesc Fabregas were jealous that Arshavin was becoming more popular but he has rubbished those claims.

"All this stuff is made up. It's quite strange to see that I've made comments like that after nine months of fighting for Andrei's future and within three months of his success at Arsenal," Lachter told sport.co.uk.

"Listen. There is no name of a newspaper from Russia, there is no name of reporter. The only thing that it says is that I've spoken to someone from St. Petersburg - I don't understand what is going on, I definitely have not!

"He [Arshavin] is really happy there at Arsenal and all kind of insinuations that somebody is trying to put both before the semi-final [against Chelsea] and after his successful performance at Anfield stadium is just insulting.

"It looks like somebody - definitely not teammates of Andrey - are jealous of Arshavin, in particular, and of Arsenal as well."

Andrew Slevison
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