Arshavin: Gunners season was pitiful

01 June 2010 09:22
Andrey Arshavin has revealed his frustration after enduring Arsenal's 'pitiful' season - and admits Chelsea were the 'strongest' team.

The Gunners failed to get their hands on silverware both in the Premier League and the Champions League this season, finishing third behind Chelsea and Manchester United and getting only as far as the quarter-finals in Europe.

And 29-year-old Russian midfielder Arshavin has blasted the club for failing to do more.

"There was nothing special last season for me to think back about," Arshavin told The Sun. "The season was normal - even pitiful."

In contrast, Arshavin heaped praise on league victors Chelsea and compatriot Yuri Zhirkov, admitting their win was well-earned.

"I am happy for Yuri Zhirkov, who won the Premier League with Chelsea," he added.

"They deserved the trophy, as they were the strongest during the season."

Source: Team_Talk