ANDREY ARSHAVIN'S wife was kicked off a flight for "obstructive behaviour" – despite claiming she was a Russian spy.
Russia legend Arshavin was a real Arsenal flier at the peak of his career – but wife Alisa was anything but during her bizarre experience on an Aeroflot plane in Moscow.
Instagram @alisiaarshavina Alisa Arshavin was booted off a Moscow flight set for Kazakhstan, where her famous footballing husband Andrey plays
She insisted the reason she was thrown off the flight was her baby daughter's nappy smelling too bad.
But the Russian airline tonight released a statement with a serious of amazing claims about her behaviour on Saturday's flight to Kazakhstan's biggest city Almaty.
Aeroflot say she repeatedly ignored warnings, tried to seat her nanny in a business class seat when she had only had an economy ticket, and then took one of her children out of a seat when the plane was set to take-off.
Aeroflot also allege Alisa told them "on several occasions" she was a major in the Federal Security Service.
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In contrast, the 35-year-old has alleged head attendant Anastasia Kurakina forced her to leave due to her 10-month-old daughter Eseniya's smelly nappy.
According to Russian media, Alisa claims "fasten seatbelt" signs came on when she wanted to change a nappy.
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She says she was not given the few seconds she asked for to put her baby back in the seat.
Then she insists was made to get off the plane with her two daughters.
But her story conflicts with sources quoted in Russian media, who say she argued with cabin crew soon after boarding.
One witness said Alisa offered to pay to upgrade her nanny's seat and, when that request was refused, still seated the nanny next to her.
The flight was then delayed by around two hours before Alisa was taken off.
Alisa's 36-year-old husband has been playing for Kazakhstan Premier League side Kairat since March 2016.
An Aeroflot statement said: "On Saturday 6 January business-class passenger Alisa Arshavina, together with her children and their nanny, were removed from Flight SU1946 from Moscow to Almaty following obstructive behaviour and disregarding the crew's requests.
The decision to deplane the passengers was taken by the captain of the aircraft.
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"According to the report of Aeroflot's senior flight attendant, Alisa Arshavina ignored requests from cabin crew to follow the airline's regulations and attempted to seat her nanny in the business class cabin despite the fact that her ticket was for economy class, thus violating the conditions of travel.
"Moreover, the passenger refused to follow the instructions of flight attendants during preparation for take-off in terms of safety requirements.
"In addition, one of her children was not wearing a seatbelt and was not in its seat when the plane was ready for take-off and began to taxi.
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"Two hundred metres before the runway Alisa Arshavina unfastened her seatbelt and the seatbelt of her child, which is categorically forbidden by safety regulations.
"The passenger had received multiple warnings from the cabin crew that such actions were not permitted, and was ultimately given a written warning. However, she continued to disregard requests from the crew.
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Eugenie Bouchard In Court As She Sues Us Open After Falling And Hitting Her Head There Two-years Ago
EUGENIE BOUCHARD has begun her court case where she is suing organisers of the US Open after suffering concussion in a fall at the tournament in 2015.
Canadian tennis star Bouchard is demanding damages worth millions of pounds after hitting her head on the floor when she slipped in one of the dressing rooms at Flushing Meadows.
Getty Images – Getty Eugenie Bouchard is suing the USTA for damages after suffering a fall at the US Open in 2015
The former top-five ranked player was forced to withdraw from the singles, doubles and mixed doubles events at the Grand Slam event – denying her the opportunity of thousands in prize money.
She launched legal action against the United States Tennis Association six weeks later, and despite several meetings since then neither party has reached any agreement on a settlement.
The 23-year-old claims she suffered the fall after slipping on cleaning fluid she claims had been left on the ground in the changing room.
But the USTA deny liability, and claim she assumed the risk herself by entering the room outside of normal hours.
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A federal jury has been sworn in for the hearing in New York, where Bouchard’s lawyers claimed the tumble on September 4 2015 came in a room slick with heavy duty cleaning spray.
Earlier that day she had reached the fourth round of the Grand Slam event in New York with victory over Dominika Cibulkova.
They claim there were no warnings that the floor was slippery when the incident happened around 11pm, her lawyer Benedict Morelli said.
But counsel defending the USTA say staff followed usual guidelines and only put down the spray in the belief all the players and trainers had left for the day.
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Shakhtar Donetsk Vs Roma: Tv Channel, Live Stream, Team News, And Kick-off Time For The Champions League Match
ROMA are preparing to face off against Shakhtar Donetsk in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Both sides managed to navigate through tough groups to reach the last-16.
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Roma finished above Chelsea to avoid Barcelona, instead landing a tie against the Ukrainians.
Meanwhile, Shakhtar edged out Napoli to finish behind Manchester City in Group F.
Both teams will be confident of progressing into the quarters.
Here’s everything you need to know about the clash:
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What time is kick-off?
The first-leg takes place on Wednesday, February 21.
The Metalist Stadium will play host to the contest.
It kicks-off at 7.45pm.
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SEVILLA will look to claim their third victory in a row in La Liga as they prepare to welcome second-placed Atletico Madrid for their matchday encounter.
The Los Rojiblancos have a wretched record versus the top four teams this season, having failed to take points off either of the sides during their fixture list.
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Atletico are on a run of seven straight games without defeat in the league that has seen them emerge as leaders Barcelona’s only real challengers for the title this season.
The 2014 La Liga champions beat Sevilla 2-0 in September, only for the latter to seek revenge in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals, with a convincing 5-2 win on aggregate.
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What time is kick-off?
THIS game takes place on Sunday, February 25.
The match will be held at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.
Kick-off time is at 7:45pm.
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