Arshavin scoops first Gunners gong

Arsenal forward Andrey Arshavin has scooped his first award since joining the Gunners, after running away with the club's Player of the Month award.

The former Zenit St Petersburg playmaker has made an explosive start to his career at the Emirates Stadium, netting six goals in 10 Premier League outings, including four against Liverpool at Anfield.

And the 27-year-old was even handed the Arsenal captaincy against Portsmouth at Fratton Park last weekend.

The Russian gained further plaudits for immediately admitting he had not been fouled in the penalty-area by Pompey's Sean Davis for the Gunners' second goal, despite the referee awarding a spot-kick anyway.

More than 70 percent of the North London club's supporters voted for the diminutive Russian to scoop the gong, with Cesc Fabregas a distant second and goalkeeper Manuel Almunia third following his Champions League semi-final first leg heroics at Old Trafford.

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