Sport » Soccer
Author`s name Dmitry Sudakov

Why Arshavin's Team Mates Call Him The Meerkat?

Arsenal’s forward Andrey Arshavin is reportedly being nicknamed “The Meerkat” by his team-mates as they compare him with a well-known animal in a television ad.

A closer look at the famous Russian football star shows a lot of similarities indeed.

1. The athletic constitution helps meerkats survive in the natural world. Arshavin’s athletic build helps him rush across the field all through the match, trying to score a goal.

2. The meerkats’ coloration is very similar to Arshavin’s hair color. Moreover, his face bears some resemblance to meerkats’ muzzle.

3. Meerkats unite into clans, while footballers are also teaming up. Besides, the clans struggle for territory, just like footballers fight to score a goal.

4. Meerkats like to embrace and play with each other. Football players do the same, celebrating the scored goals.

5. Meerkats are prone to changing their positions. Football fans remember Andrey trying to leave “Zenith” many times. He was invited to “Real”, “Barcelona”, “Milan”, “Tottenham”, “Chelsea” and many others.

6. Meerkats’ flexibility allows them to take various postures. Arshavin himself likes to grimace on-camera.

7. The African people call these small animals “sun angels”, and “Arsenal” fans after Andrey's legendary “poker” even composed a motto calling Arshavin the “football god.”

8. Meerkats are known to stand vertically on hinder paws with their front paws resting on stomach. It reminds of the footballers’ wall during a direct free kick.

9. Meerkats can be easily tamed due to their high intellect. Arshavin very quickly demonstrated team-work with his team-mates from “Arsenal”, though reporters were predicting a long period of “acclimatization.”

10. Meerkats dislike cold weather. Although Arshavin had lived in St. Petersburg all his life, he could not get used to chilly and rainy weather in London for a long time.

Arguments and Facts

Also read: Arshavin wants more money from Arsenal

Comments
Putin's remarks about collection of biomaterials may bury genetics
Russia to rebuild its former Soviet naval base in Syria's Tartus
Russia to rebuild its former Soviet naval base in Syria's Tartus
North Korea declares victory over USA
Kim Jong-un's tactic of hard power teaches USA lesson of obedience
The need for a Global Political Agenda 2018
Russia on the eve of another Crimea referendum
USA to try to arrange color revolution in Venezuela
Putin in Egypt: Who's the big player in the Middle East?
It was US and UK that sank Russia's Kursk submarine
Turkey's Erdogan urges others to recognise Jerusalem as capital of Palestine
Russia to rebuild its former Soviet naval base in Syria's Tartus
Putin in Egypt: Who's the big player in the Middle East?
Russia to rebuild its former Soviet naval base in Syria's Tartus
Putin in Egypt: Who's the big player in the Middle East?
Putin in Egypt: Who's the big player in the Middle East?
Putin in Egypt: Who's the big player in the Middle East?
Putin: Russia is ready to launch direct air communication with Egypt
Russia works on MiG-41 doomsday fighter jet
Russia works on MiG-41 doomsday fighter jet
Russia works on MiG-41 doomsday fighter jet