Former Arsenal attacker Andrey Arshavin was looking look like American software billionaire Bill Gates.

The retired Russian footballer posted a photo of himself on Instagram and fans have been comparing him with the Microsoft genius.

The 39-year-old was had a decent spell at the Emirates under Arsene Wenger wore a Zenit St Petersburg jacket and a similar pair of glasses like Gates.

Arshavin who played 75 times for the Russian national team had a bookcase in front of him with his hands folded as he captioned the post: "Look in."

The petite star was letting his 155,000 followers into his role as Zenit's youth development director and recently revealed he wants to become president of the club.

But one Twitter user suggested he planning to take up a movie role: "Arshavin is to play Bill Gates in a movie."

And others simply commented about how time flies for the ex-footballer whose menacing pace caused a lot of problems for his opponents in his prime.

Arshavin netted 31 goals and 46 assists in 145 appearances for Arsenal during his spell at the Emirates from 2009 to 2013.

He will always be remembered by Gunners fans when he scored four goals in a 4-4 draw during a Premier League fixture against Liverpool at Anfield during the 2008-09 season.

Arshavin also grabbed the winner as Arsenal beat Barcelona for the first time in their history in a 2-1 win in the Champions League round of 16 during the 2009-10 season.

He had two different spells with Russian outfit Zenit, scoring 76 goals and provided 106 assists in 374 appearances for the club.

At national team level, the attacker scored 17 international goals from his 75 Russia caps and played in Euro 2008 and 2012 Championships.

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