Yuri Zhirkov

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by GoonerGurjit, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. kamikaze80

    kamikaze80 New Member Elite

    uh, hes a LM for his club, occasionally a wingback in a 3-5-2. hiddink put him at LB for the national team.

    anyway, i'm not convinced hes enough of a goal threat. anyone have stats from the last couple of seasons?
     
  2. raidersoftheark

    raidersoftheark New Member

    My russian friend in one of my physics classes (who's a CSKA and Arsenal fan) says that Zirkhov's the real deal. His showing at the Euro was apparently pretty much how he generally plays in the League, minus the switch in position.

    Would love him here.
     
  3. Jaded

    Jaded Active Member

    Uh, he's actually a natural left winger played as a left back for Russian NT. He was possibly one of CSKA best player when we played them in CL last season.

    Anyway, Setanta got that from Russian 'Your Day' newspaper who broke the news yesterday, a quite reliable paper. Of course, they also linked us to Nikola Kalinic a couple of days ago which doesn't look likely anymore.

    http://tden.ru/articles/sport/032459/
     
  4. number_0

    number_0 Member

    Isnt his name pronounced jerk-off?
    well he can exactly do that.
     
  5. Gurgen

    Gurgen New Member Elite

    Very good player, comfortable on the ball, a real team player, always on the move and can beat a man as well.
     
  6. qs

    qs New Member Elite


    :lol: How embarrassing for you.
     
  7. Pádraig

    Pádraig New Member

    You've were listening to too much BBC commentary over the Euro's.
     
  8. stiiphunn

    stiiphunn Well-Known Member Trusted

    Wenger liked him when he commentated on French TV during the Euro. He said he was impressed by how fit he was. Apparently he's already played against Arsenal (can't remember when though) and Wenger said his fitness really impressed him back then.
     
  9. Gurgen

    Gurgen New Member Elite

    He played against us with CSKA in the 06/07 CL group stage.
     
  10. stiiphunn

    stiiphunn Well-Known Member Trusted

    Oh ok, thanks. Oh yeah the very impressive 0-0. One of the best draw I've seen in recent times. Didn't know Zhirkov was involved in these two games.
     
  11. Macho

    Macho Well-Known Member

    These are the kind of signings we need to be making imo.

    I liked him in the Euros, one of Russias better players.
    He would add balance and natural width to our midfield, and suitable cover for Clichy. This is a signing I would be happy about.
     
  12. number_0

    number_0 Member

    I dont think the CSKA turned out for the 0-0 draw, i cant remember anyone there except vagnor love giving a lesson to gallas, however in the 1-0 loss, they were all really impressive as a team, especially carvalho, d.u.d.u and zhirkov
     
  13. qs

    qs New Member Elite

    Definitely. He's a phenomenal athlete.
     
  14. EMIR8_SOLDIER

    EMIR8_SOLDIER New Member

    Its true actually, Yuri is a raiding athlete with high Fitness levels.

    Very energetic with creativity. Wouldnt mind him either in our squad. He seems the type, when the chips are down, hell pick up his game and offer us an escape route or help break teams down
     
  15. Clrnc

    Clrnc Well-Known Member Trusted

    Many people only notice him when he played for Russia at leftback, but he is never a leftback.

    He is a natural winger, sometimes played as wingback in 3-5-2 formation. Due to russia's lack of talented leftback he is used there.

    Would be a very good signing for us. I was really impressed by him when he played against us for CSKA
     
  16. Glovegun

    Glovegun New Member Trusted

    Dont know if anybodys mentioned this, its just a minor point, but would it be a possibility that Wenger would bring in two Russians, so as to help each other settle in? If Ade and Hleb go we could have vacancies for two attacking players - could it be two of three from Zhirkov, Arshavin and Pavlyuchenko?
     
  17. beepos

    beepos New Member

    I doubt it, because it would be a massive, massive risk. Two players, who have played well for their national teams, but play in the Russian League. And both would command a pretty large fee.
     
  18. number_0

    number_0 Member

    imo he should have done that with modric and eduardo, no one heard of them back then and together would've probebly cost a combined 20m if not less.
     
  19. Macho

    Macho Well-Known Member

    I think we did try for both, but Zagreb weren't willing to let both of their best players leave in one summer.
    We most likely just took Eduardo because we needed him more at the time.

    Im pretty sure Wenger noticed Modric and at least enquired about him.
     
  20. kamikaze80

    kamikaze80 New Member Elite

    can he shoot/finish?

    i was impressed with his fitness as well, he runs all day. good call by hiddink to put him at LB, really added a lot to their attack down that left flank with arshavin dragging wide left as well.
     

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