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Arsenal's Andrei Arshavin still suffering from World Cup heartache
Published : 28 Nov 2009 09:20:42
Guus Hiddink's Euro 2008 semi-finalists saw their hopes of reaching South Africa crushed by Slovenia on Nov 18, and Arshavin is struggling to move on. He told the Daily Mirror: "I'm inconsolable and desolate at what's happened. Related ArticlesCesc Fabregas: I don't want to fail at ArsenalWenger: Fifa failed to punish Chelsea over KakutaArsenal v Chelsea: match previewArsenal v Chelsea epics"My family keep telling me I should forget it as soon as possible, that I should now switch to club matters and the Champions League, but that's easier said than done. "Nothing has revived me so far. "When Arsene Wenger asked me what state I was in, I honestly told him that at the moment I just don't want to play football. "He talked to me for a long time. He said, too, that I need to switch my attention. But I can't do it yet." Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, whose side host Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday, admitted the player was not in the right frame of mind to start in last weekend's 1-0 defeat at Sunderland. "He came back from Slovenia very down and that's the main reason I didn't play him from the start against Sunderland," said the Frenchman.