Arsenal star’s ‘mutilated’ ex fighting for life in hospital after catching Covid

The tragic ex-wife of Arsenal legend Andrey Arshavin is fighting for her life in hospital after catching coronavirus.

Former model Alisa Arshavina, 38, became infected while in an intensive care coma in Russia due to an unrelated illness.

She had been “between life and death” in intensive care in St Petersburg for eight days, according to her mum Natalia Sarycheva.

It is now more than a month since the influencer, who has a child with the Russian football star, has posted on social media.

Before catching Covid-19 she reportedly had acute pancreatitis and peritonitis and was put into an artificial coma.

The former WAG has suffered “40% lung damage”.

Her mum added: “She has Covid-19 and pneumonia with a complication.”

She was too ill this week to message her 17-year-old son from an earlier marriage on his birthday.

And her health problems come amid a bitter battle with former Gunner Arshavin, 39, who she wed in 2016.

They later divorced in 2019 and she won a court battle last December for him to pay £3,350 a month in alimony.

The footballer’s mum Tatyana is taking legal action to evict her and her three children from her £500,000 marital home.

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Alisa is challenging legal moves which it is claimed will leave her and her four-year-old daughter with the player, Yesenya, “homeless”.

She previously said: “It was Andrey who signed her the deed as a gift when we were married."

But she missed a court hearing due to her hospitalisation.

Alisa is also fighting a ‘life-threatening” disease which has “mutilated” her nose.

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She said the condition was the result of a serious autoimmune system condition.

In online posts, she routinely covered her face but denied speculation it was due to a botched nose job.

Speaking in January, she said: “I’m not sick because of unsuccessful plastic surgery.

“I have a serious disease of the autoimmune system.

“Two surgeries have helped to save my life. As a result, my beautiful face was mutilated by the disease.”

The condition can destroy the inside of the jaw, cheekbones and lips.

Arshavin scored 31 goals in 144 appearances for Arsenal between 2009-13 before returning to his boyhood club Zenit St Petersburg.

He is now an advisor to Zenit on youth football.

In London, he was with famous Russian TV presenter Yulia Baranovskaya, who he has three children with.

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