Arshavin still acclimatising to Arsenal schedule
The diminutive playmaker has failed to find the form that saw him score a goal every other game in his first six months at the Emirates following his £15 million transfer from Zenit St. Petersburg in January 2009.
But his representitive, Dennis Lachter, is confident that, given time, the 28-year-old will acclimatise to the Premier League schedule.
"Let's see how he plays when he is fully recovered. It's his first season as a 100 percent 'whistle-to-whistle' Arsenal player," he said.
"Last season he only played in the second half of the season and was a bit more fresh. He had a marvelous match against Liverpool.
"This season is a totally different situation. There have been a lot of matches; two cups, the [Premier League] championship, the Champions League and his performances with the national team. It is too many matches and not a regular situation for a player from Eastern Europe."
And Lachter went on to dismiss recent reports that the forward was looking for a move away from North London.
"This is the first time I am hearing about this speculation.
"We haven't spoken about this at all, he is an Arsenal player. I firmly believe he will be at Arsenal next season."
Arshavin is currently nursing a calf injury but may be fit to face Manchester City.