Arsenal forward Andrey Arshavin has revealed that after some of the club's season-defining defeats last season there was nothing but silence in the dressing room afterwards.
The Russian conducted a question and answer session on his personal website and revealed that after some big defeats last season - including a 3-2 home reversal to arch rivals Tottenham - Gunners manager Arsene Wenger said nothing to the players after the game.
"Usually there is silence in the locker room. What’s the point to say anything? Everything has been lost, it can’t be undone. The guys feel devastated at such moments," he told his fans.
The impish striker went on to field questions on a range of bizarre topics from the Royal Wedding to the sex lives of lobsters.
"I’ve never thought about it before," he said when asked lobsters' mating behaviour. "I see them only either stewed or roasted."
When asked on his tips for learning English, the former Zenit St Petersburg attacker said: "When I came to London, I realised that I should communicate with people more, listen and memorize, read in English and watch local TV. Although, frankly, I’m not quite happy with my knowledge of English and want to study it more seriously.
"Not long ago we went to the premiere of Harry Potter and at some point I felt quite uncomfortable when the audience around broke out in laughter and you sit there turning your head from side to side. But, well, I’ve got something to strive for. It’s never too late to learn."
Finally, even Arshavin was unable to avoid the subject of the Royal wedding back in April between the Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge, and replied rather ambiguously: "No. But [wife] Julia and I were following this event on TV. It was a remarkable date and not only for the royal family."