Jan 17

Exclusive: Arshavin’s agent answers Gooner Talk


Gooner Talk have managed to catch up with Andrei Arshavin’s representitive, Dennis Lachter.

The 27-year-old Russian hotshot has been linked with Arsenal for several months now with Ivan Gazidis looking to broker a potential £14 million pound deal.

Arsenal officials, led by Gazidis, had been invited to Zenit St. Petersburg to discuss the possibility of  Arshavin signing for the north London giants. Zenit turned down a £10 million bid, plus a possible £5 million at a later date according to president Alexei Petrov.

“Zenit have invited Arsenal officials to come to St Petersburg next Tuesday.

“Zenit does want to find an acceptable option for everyone.” said Petrov

Just days after refusing to give out any interviews to the International media, I posed a simple, but effective question to Israeli-born agent Lachter.

Will Arshavin – in your eyes – be an Arsenal player by the end of the current transfer window?

“I do believe that Andrey will be an Arsenal player.” he replied.

Lachter was present at the Emirates Stadium for the Gunners’ Champions League clash with Dynamo Kyiv in November. He praised the Arsenal atmosphere – labelling it ‘terrific’, but refused to answer any more questions on his client.

Stay tuned to Gooner Talk for the latest news and rumours concerning Arsenal football club.


100 Responses to “Exclusive: Arshavin’s agent answers Gooner Talk”

  1. Gooner Chris says:

    John, you really are a deluded young man.

    The quotes from Lachter were an extract of an email he sent to me.

    I don’t really care if you think it’s bullshit, I wouldn’t make it up – I have no reason to either.

    Don’t come back on my blog, people like you never have valid views on my work.

  2. Tony says:

    Ya i think the deal will be done Tuesday and he’ll sign Wednesday. Cant wait.
    My god we need him. Eboue is absolutely dreadful. A 6-yard pass is beyond him. Can someone explain to me how Wenger left him on the field for 70 minutes. I was pulling my hair out. We are basically playing with 10 men when he is on the team. Oh and Nasri, class act, great finish, he’s one of the true stars on the team

  3. Darren says:

    So if this really was an exclusive, why are their so little quotes from Lachter. I mean, if had gotten a chance like that, I would have asked him alot more than the obvious questions that have already be rewritten by every newspaper since Jan1. You just made it extremely easy for anyone to question how legit this ‘exclusive’ really is. I am disappointed by that more than anything else.

  4. Gooner Chris says:

    Otherwise it would of turned out to be an interview.

    Lachter previously said he WOULD NOT do interviews with the media.

    I simply asked him a yes or no question, and he replied saying yes, Arshavin will come.

    I’ll post a print screen later on if anyone is interested in looking at the short email.

  5. Joe says:

    Well, anyone want to apologise to Chris :P.

  6. Gooner Chris says:

    I’m waiting for someone to accuse me of Photoshopping it…

  7. BarnesandKnoble says:

    Gooner Chris, lol way to ruin all your reputation! stop making stuff up, it’s getting old now mate.

  8. Joe says:

    Barnes, ruined his reputation? I think he’s just improved it?

  9. Gooner Chris says:

    Oh please, I will close the comments soon.

    I’ve published proof of the email, there’s nothing else I can do.

    If you don’t have anything to say other than insults towards me and my blog – fuck off.

  10. nice one chris, stuff the lot. some of us have actually admired your site and articles. keep it up.

  11. Gooner Chris says:

    Cheers mate, it’s a shame there’s no pleasing some people.

  12. BarnesandKnoble says:

    LOL – anyone can photoshop and make a gmail account with the name Dennis Latcher!

  13. yeah dw it happens with people, they believe its too good to be true and start accusing. just watch when he comes, it’ll be like a slap in the face to then, and then they realise you were right. nyt mn.

  14. goonblogger says:

    Firstly mate, fantastic work. Hopefully we get Arshavin, he could really kick our season on if he did arrive.

    Secondly, do you fancy a link swap?

  15. Joe says:

    I know you may think that you’re being clever by not being gullible, I know, i can relate to you, but can’t you just be happy that Arshavin’s agent has said this. Think about it, Chris is doing fine without making crap up, so why would he need to. Barnes, go to Google and type in the info you see on Chris’ print screen, it should come up with Fifa.com and the exact info it says on the print screen. Any more proof?

  16. sandknoble just be quiet man, nd make ur own blog. if you dont like it then get lost. no ones askin for you to be here, so why you here. go mn seriously your not appreciated.

  17. Darren says:

    I think the problem is that by hyping up this email you had with Latcher by telling us all beforehand and then dubbing it ‘exclusive’ is that there really isn’t anything special in what was said. We have all read this stuff by his agent for half a month. So this has been nothing but more of the same.

  18. i want lachters add.

  19. Gooner Chris says:

    I’m publishing what was sent to me by an agent of a player heavily linked with Arsenal.

    I really, really can’t see what people’s problem is with the article itself.

    It’s exclusive, the quotes from Lachter were sent to me by the man himself – no-one else.

    I want my readers to get the best information on the latest transfer stories concerning the Gunners.

    So, I’ll continue to post articles like these regardless of people’s negative attitudes towards them.

  20. Joe says:

    It is exclusive apart from the people that heard it before hand and are regulars on the blog. I really don’t understand why everyone is picking out faults in everything Chris does. It’s what comes with being a owner of a very good blog I suppose.

  21. barry says:

    Why don’t the phone numbers work?

  22. Gunner Jillu says:

    Good work Chris, but have you realised that you have now disclosed all of his agents contact details, meaning its prank city for all readers, i suggest you remove his details or you are going to get one angry Russian

  23. Joe says:

    Gunner Jillu, they’re avaialable on fifa.com.

  24. Gooner Chris says:

    I don’t know Barry, I haven’t phoned him.

    FIFA have every single agent’s contact details on their website, I’m not worried about any repercussions that may come my way.

  25. barry says:

    why is his agent number 007? This is pathetic. Why would you make his agent number 007? I believed this bull

  26. Gooner Chris says:

    Why don’t you check on the FIFA website?

    Do you research before making stupid comments which display your miniscule level of intelligence.

  27. Joe says:

    LOL, is everyone who doesn’t like Chris or the blog going to find faults in everything Chris does. This is hilarious.

  28. toure tribe underboss says:

    i just faxed the agent,see if i can get a reply

  29. Gunner Jillu says:

    have to admit, curosity got to me, the contact detail are his agents, i rang him earlier and he said to ring during the week. I made out I was a sky sports journalist

  30. Gunner Jillu says:

    Chris, think you have a really good blog, but think it all gets a bit too personel. You are better off providing the info you have by way of an article and not comment furthar via posts in that way people dont criticise for the sake of it, dont give them the opportunity. Appear as a ghost name if you wanna join in the chat. Best way for this site to be recognised as more proffesional and reliable

  31. Gooner Chris says:

    Thanks for the advice Jillu.

    I will have a think about it. Such a shame that I may have to resort to blocking out all comments, and approving them on my own accord – the same as Young Guns do at the moment.

  32. arsenal4ever says:

    to all bloghaters go and support the spuds!!! Keep up the good work Goonerchris

  33. Gunner Jillu says:

    People like winding people up and think thats what peploe do on blogs. But you have to rise above it and not get involved, think then Goonertalk will be more than just a blog, it will become a source of information

  34. arsenal4ever says:

    nothing to do with this article, but just found this cracker from Jay !!!


  35. [...] GoonerTalk used some initiative and got Lachter’s details off the FIFA website, all agents details are on there. [...]

  36. Cranium says:

    Why Lachter named as agent no.007? Crazy! :P

  37. GoonerDaniel says:

    Chris,I’ve always enjoyed reading this blog.. keep up the good work and don’t listen to this morons.

  38. Joe says:

    lol, Cranium, it’s coincidence. Check it out on FIFA.com. Wonder if he paid to have it :P

  39. Cranium says:

    I live in Russia and I can assure you that you are wrong naming Denis Lahter as agent Arshavin. Remember Lahter not Arshavin agent.

    His agent is Pavel Andreev.

  40. rico says:

    so hes either based in isreal or isreali cus hes from tel aviv i always fought he was russian lol

  41. Gooner Chris says:

    Lachter and Andreev are both from the same agency, they are also both representitives or Arshavin, hence Cranium’s comment.

  42. Cranium says:

    Yes, Lahter representative Arshavin of the negotiations, but it is not his agent.

    Arsenal negotiates directly with Pavel Andreev. All that said, in an interview Lahter has no reason and as a rule, the absolute nonsense and bullshit.

    Andreev confirmed the talks. This is a man you can trust.

    In Russia many more sources of information on the transfer Arshavina. I suggest to believe.

  43. Gooner Chris says:

    Thanks for that Cranium.

    I’ll try and get in contact with him.

  44. caribkid says:

    Not totally blaming Wenger for this one, but our DM position has been so muddied over the past year, some Hollywood producer needs to put our story on the big screen. Apt title would be , “Arsenal, Quadruple Curse Of The DM”.

    1st, we get Diarra on a steal of a deal and then let him go last January, and this start’s the curse.

    2nd, Flamini says he is staying, draws out negotiations and flees like a thief in the night to play around with his Italian buddies as a reserve utility man, exactly what he didn’t want to do at Arsenal. It just feels better doing that at twice the salary, especially when you get tax emptions on your income.

    3rd, Arsene pays tribute to Gilberto by telling him he can’t guarantee playing time, albeit we have just lost our # 1 and # 2 DM, and bids the loyal serf sweet adieu at the bargain price of 1 mill so he can ply his trade and receive his pension from Greek team Pana.

    4th, the last piece to the comi-tragedy. Winston Palacios, unknown Honduran footballer, is recommended to Wenger by his SA scouts and is humbled by being afforded a trial at the famed Gunners. Palacios does well, impresses Wenger, but alas, Arsene is very comfortable with his DM trio of Diaby, Song and Denilson, doesn’t want more competition for their slot.

    Arsene, being in a very charitable mood, (his wife gave him some last night or he had some wicked Java), calls up his good friend Steve Bruce (actually, Arsene owes him one for Bendtner slagging his daughter when on loan to Birmingham), and recommends Palacios. Bruce gladly accepts this great potential talent at less than 1 mill and even takes him to Wigan when he assumes control. Palacios has turned into a great DM in the Arsenal mold , so much so that Tottenham have a bid of 14 mill accepted for this tremendous player who was also wanted by Real Madrid (or so the C**T press said).

    Now, here’s the scary part. Song, although being the only team member who understands what DM means (admittedly, lacking in experience and pace), finds it hard to displace Arsene’s illegitimate wunderkind, Denilson, and is also at times displaced by the PV heir to the throne, Diaby.

    Unfortunately, neither Diaby or Denilson has a clue to what the title DM refers to, and merrily attack, don’t look back and heavens forbid, never track back. In retrospect, the cosmic heavens and the dark forces of evil have contrived to give all Arsenal fans and followers numerous heartaches while we look towards the reincarnation of PV and MP. Veira and Petit for all you new fans, if any.

    Shakespeare should have been alive now, for he surely would have made this his greatest work, the epitome of the “Comi-Tragedy”.

  45. Victor says:

    Chris you doing a nice job, keep it up. The win today was nice but anybody cared to notice how clichy defended? Is he supposed to be an escort or a defender?

  46. hiro says:

    how did you ever get his mail address? cool

  47. Gooner Chris says:

    Cranium, if Lachter is the main man in negotiations then he’s obviously the one in the know?!