Andrey Arshavin will NOT make his Arsenal debut against Cardiff City in the FA Cup Fourth-Round replay at Emirates Stadium on Monday, February 16.
The Russian international was an unused substitute in the North London derby at Tottenham on Sunday but he is ineligible for the Cardiff match because he was not an Arsenal player before the date of the first tie against the Bluebirds.
Arsenal drew 0-0 at Ninian Park on Sunday, January 25 while Arshavin completed his transfer from Zenit St. Petersburg to Arsenal on transfer-deadline day - Monday, February 2.
Arshavin WILL be eligible to face Burnley in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup should Arsenal beat Cardiff in their Fourth-Round replay.Copyright 2014 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 9 Feb 2009