Russian playmaker Andrei Arshavin spoke out about his injury concerns in the build up to the new season, which may prevent him from taking part in Russia's friendly meeting against Bulgaria this week.
The match is scheduled for Wednesday and the Arsenal forward is giving himself as long as possible before making a decision to play or not. The fixture has been moved to St. Petersburg after smog prevented any games taking place in Moscow over the weekend, and it will allow the little winger to return to the ground at which he caused havoc for many a defence over the years for Zenit.
"I have aggravated the front of my right thigh. When I just run I don't feel pain but when I run with a ball it is painful. If I will be able to play against the Bulgarians will be decided only on the day of the match," Arshavin told Sport-Express.