Andrey Sergeyevich Arshavin (Russian: Андре́й Серге́евич Арша́вин born 29 May 1981) is a Russian professional footballer who currently is a free agent. Arshavin began his career at Zenit in 2000. He won numerous trophies with the club until his departure in 2009; the Russian Premier League, Russian Premier League Cup, Russian Super Cup, UEFA Cup and the UEFA Super Cup. During his time with Zenit, Arshavin was named Russian Footballer of the Year. In 2009, Arshavin signed for the English Premier League club Arsenal, becoming the most expensive player in Arsenal’s history at that time with a fee of £15 million (since surpassed by Mesut Özil, Alexis Sánchez, Calum Chambers and Danny Welbeck). Arshavin returned to Zenit on 24 February 2012 for a loan deal that concluded in July 2012, and returned permanently on a free transfer in June 2013. Arshavin met his wife Julia during the summer of 2003. They have three children: two sons named Artem and Arseniy respectively and a daughter named Yana. On 14 August 2012 Arshavin confirmed on his official website that he and Julia had their second son, Arseniy, at 8:40am. Arshavin debuted for the Russian national team on 17 May 2002, but was overlooked for the Russia squads at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2004. His first goal with the squad came in a friendly match versus Romania on 13 February 2003. Since then, he has managed to score or assist in every competition which Russia has participated in. He was Russia’s captain in a Euro 2008 qualifier against Estonia. On 11 June 2009, Arshavin was made first-choice captain for Russia by manager Guus Hiddink.