Arshavin way off the pace

New Arsenal striker Andrei Arshavin says he is struggling to cope with the demands of English football after playing his first full 90 minutes in Saturday's 0-0 draw with Fulham.

New Arsenal striker Andrei Arshavin says he is struggling to cope with the demands of English football after playing his first full 90 minutes in Saturday's 0-0 draw with Fulham.

"Even before the end of the first half I felt as if I had spat my lungs out," the Russian international told the Sun newspaper. "I am not physically strong enough yet to play the whole match." - Reuters

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