Andrei Kanchelskis has launched an amazing attack on ­fellow Russian Andrey Arshavin.

Arshavin looks set to leave Arsenal in the summer after failing to live up to the ­reputation he forged at Euro 2008, says the Daily Star.

Ex-Manchester United winger Kanchelskis said: "I kept saying Andrey was an average player.

"At first they admired him in England, but now they have simply woken up to reality and see him for what he really is.

"Arshavin is not a player of Arsenal's level and now suddenly a lot of people ­recognise it."