By Chris Harris
Andrey Arshavin is not surprised by the return of Thierry Henry and Paul Scholes - but he can't see himself at the top level at the age of 37.
Scholes is just three years shy of his 40th birthday but has come out of retirement to bolster Manchester United's midfield for the title run-in and could line up against Arsenal on Sunday.
Henry is 34 and his participation at Emirates Stadium depends on the results of a fitness test. Either way, Arshavin does not think age has dimmed either man's talents.
"I am not surprised [Scholes and Henry are back], I think it is just a fact of this moment," he told Arsenal Player.
"I think that we should not look at the passport and what age they are, just if they can perform.
"Henry has shown he is a world-class player and a very big player, especially for Arsenal. There is no doubt that he can play."
Arshavin is one of Arsenal's elder statesman but is still seven years younger than Scholes. So can we expect to see him at the top level in 2019?
"There is no chance [of me playing until I'm 37]!" he responded.
Watch the full interview with Andrey on Arsenal Player.Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 20 Jan 2012