Andrey Sergeyevich Arshavin popular as Shava, is a professional football player who plays as a forward for Arsenal and ex-captain of the Russian national team. Arshavin playing football at the age of seven, before making his professional career in football, he has written three books and also has a degree of fashion design. Though he began his football career at Zenit in 2000 where Arshavin played in various position on the field and won numerous trophies the Russian Premier League(Cup), UEFA Cup and UEFA Super Cup until his departure in 2009. During this season Arshavin was named Russian Footballer of the Year. After some months, he signed with the club Arsenal in 2009 there he scored four goals in his entire career although became Man of the Match and second most exclusive player in Arsenal's history. However, due to his injury he missed some games for Arsenal. He then returned to Zenit on a loan deal in February 2012 to July 2012 and starting of the season 2012-13, came back to Arsenal.