It’s been confirmed that Zenit St. Petersburg are ready to makeArsenal an offer for out-of-form midfielder Andrey Arshavin in January. Thank you Zenit!
The deal, reported to be in the region of £13.7 million, would see Arshavin head back to the side who sold him to Arsenal in 2009 for a fee thought to be £15 million.
It is understood that Arsene Wenger would rather recoup some cash on the diminutive Russian, rather than losing him on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Zenit director Igor Korneyev recently confirmed their interest in Arshavin.
He told Russian tabloid Sovietsky Sport:
‘We are always interested in Arshavin. But I can neither confirm nor deny whether we have made an offer.’
I personally think now would be the right time to get rid of Arshavin. He is simply too inconsistent and looks out of sorts at the Emirates. Wenger is probably going to spend some money in the January transfer window, and the potential cash that we recoup, if we decide to let Arshavin go, would, I imagine, be made available to Wenger immediately.
Many Arsenal fans may call on Wenger to keep Arshavin, but I think with key players coming back from injury and others ahead of the Russian in the pecking order, now it would be the time to cut our losses and bring in fresh new faces in January.
Courtesy of Gunnersphere.com