Fulham striker Pogrebnyak tells Arsenal fans: Arshavin better than Podolski

Fulham striker Pavel Pogrebnyak rates Russia teammate Andrey Arshavin ahead of imminent Arsenal signing Lukas Podolski.

Fulham striker Pavel Pogrebnyak rates Russia teammate Andrey Arshavin ahead of imminent Arsenal signing Lukas Podolski.

Ex-Stuttgart forward Pogrebnyak knows FC Cologne attacker Podolski from his time in the Bundesliga - and rates Arshavin, currently on-loan at Zenit St Petersburg, as the superior player.

"Arshavin is a high-class player and in no way inferior to Podolski," said his former Zenit team-mate.

"I think Andrey will return to Arsenal."

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