It's been a rough couple of weeks for Andrei Arshavin. He got a black eye in an international friendly, his captain at Arsenal left the club and he had to restrain Joey Barton. It's times like these that really make a hug from a sweaty guy in a dinosaur costume sound like a good thing.
So, as the Arsenal players got off the team bus ahead of their Champions League qualifier against Udinese at the Emirates, Andrei melted into the plushy arms of Gunnersaurus. And for that brief moment, everything was all right.