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Jan

Advocaat: Arshavin decision NOT yet made


Written by Chris Wheatley

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Zenit St Petersberg head coach Dick Advocaat admits that the Russian side have yet to make up their minds on whether to accept Arsenal’s offer for highly-rated playmaker Andrei Arshavin.

Advocaat and his players have been at a training camp in the luxurious surroundings of Dubai since Monday.

Despite Arshavin wanting a move away from the Russian giants, Advocaat revealed that it is vital for him to keep his fitness up before any possible move goes through.

Speaking to SovSport, Zenit’s boss said:

“He [Arshavin] understands if they [Zenit] will take the right decision and sell him, there will just not be time to stay fit [if he doesn’t train]. It is therefore necessary for Andrei to train, here in Dubai.”

Contrary to reports, the deal is NOT off, in fact, Zenit are yet to make up their minds on Arsenal’s £12million + add on’s bid.

“Negotiations are continuing. I know that there will be a decision on on his departure in the next two days.”

Adovocaat’s comments suggest that a move could be completed in the next couple of days – Monday looking likely.

Zenit seem keen to drag on any potential deal with Arshavin already 50% a Gunners player after agreeing personal terms last week.

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Bob
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Bob
7 years 5 months ago

This is extremely irritating. Bloody Zenit.

goonblogger
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7 years 5 months ago

Gooner Chris have you got an e-mail at all mate?

George
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George
7 years 5 months ago

Quotes would be nice NOW mate. It’s so hard to know what to believe without solid evdence.

George
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George
7 years 5 months ago

Its ok, I believe you even without quotes. Sorry.

goonblogger
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7 years 5 months ago

Give the lad time George

George
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George
7 years 5 months ago

Haha. This thing has dragged on for some time already. It’s getting to the point where without evidence, posts mean nothing. i.e Arsenal Insider earlier.

fabtastic
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fabtastic
7 years 5 months ago

Gooner chris great as usual, have you read the article in Arsenal insider do you think that it is true and that zenit have accepted the bid but just not told us yet?

Joe
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Joe
7 years 5 months ago

The only thing that is irritating is the press makinf stuff up and making people think it’s a done deal when nothin’s happened yet, eg. The Sun and The Mirror. I REALLY REALLY hope this finally happens :@

George
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George
7 years 5 months ago

Nice one Chris. Knew you’d give your word regarding quotes however, try to post them at the same time as the article mate. It leaves some of us on edge! 🙂

Gooner Chris
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7 years 5 months ago

No worries guys.

I totally agree with Joe. People saying the deal is completed are talking nonsense.

The facts are:

1. Arshavin wants to play for Arsenal.

2. Zenit would preferably like Arshavin to go to Arsenal.

3. A deal is close, I wouldn’t rule out Monday for his signing.

Then again, a last minute deal would be typical of Arsenal.

goonblogger
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7 years 5 months ago

Chris you got a personal e-mail mate?

Jesus IS King
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7 years 5 months ago

Does anyone remember how many weeks or months the nasri saga was? Also he turned otu to be probably the best foreign player so far in the EPL. Well the best midfielder in my view. Arshavin did well in the Euro, Rosicky also impressed in the world cup i think. So I belvie once you have proven yourself for you counrty then you can prove yourself in a league. World Cup And Euro are dificult compititions. So how long did the nasri transfer saga last?

Paul
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Paul
7 years 5 months ago

How can we have agreed personal terms with Arshavin? Surely you only get permission to talk to a player once his club has accepted a bid???

Gooner Chris
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7 years 5 months ago

I do goonblogger.

If you email me via the goonertalk.wordpress one, I’ll give it to you on there. 😉

Jesus IS King
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7 years 5 months ago

NAsri is probably the best foreign midfielder bought last summer. PRobably robinho would be considered better. But midfielders usually has a greater effect than forwards. So i say nasri was the best buy from another league.

goonblogger
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7 years 5 months ago

Ok buddy cheers

dj eboue
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dj eboue
7 years 5 months ago

With the return of the currently injured players, plus Arshavin’s inclusion, will trigger another golden age of Arsenal FC.

Clock End
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Clock End
7 years 5 months ago

Hi guys, I have to agree with one of the previous posts. How can we negotiate a contract with someone elses player. Surely thats against the rules?

Mr.T
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Mr.T
7 years 5 months ago

A lot of this speculation came about because of a radio station in Russia. Can’t really trust them! I haven’t heard or read anything on any sports website or tv sports station. Sports Illustrated website has mentioned something but they copied just about everything Arsenal Insider had on his site,and another media outlet in Russia said the deal is still under negotiation, and earlier today SSN stated that Zenit are still in discussion. I think Monday we will find out…until then we have to keep our hair intact and not throw the computer out the window.

leon
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leon
7 years 5 months ago

i seriously doniught that zenet will run the risk of the buying his contract wich will be in the rigion of 2-5 mill,they have been several stories generated by the club stating that they have rejected arsenals offer to get bigger offer. but the bottom line 15 mill is alot more than 2-5 mill

chris
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chris
7 years 5 months ago

if its true that hes agreed some terms, zenit must have allowed him to speak to us about the terms of a contract cause otherwise it would be against the rules. i just want this over now, wengers deadline is on monday aparantly so we should know by then

Clock End
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Clock End
7 years 5 months ago

Surely if they let him discuss terms then they must know that they WILL sell him to us eventually. Seems they are just playing hardball over the fee.

redbearer
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redbearer
7 years 5 months ago

On.. Off.. On.. Off.. On!?!? It’s like a child playing around with the tv remote!! Obviously we all live in the hope that we can secure the services of a player which can undoubtedly add something and can fit into Wenger’s style of play… I just hope that all this waiting has not been in vain!

I’ve wanted this deal for ages and even taken to wearing some rosary beads.. not because of god it’s because I need to believe in Arsenal again and some peas could fit nicely in pods given the chance! Ars?????

Paul
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Paul
7 years 5 months ago

Judging by Wengers interview on SSN he doesn’t seem particularly bothered if we get him or not. Great!!!!!

ej
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ej
7 years 5 months ago

All american websites just copied one blog this afternoon and said the deal was off and they had rejected offer. Zenit do seem to be umming and ahhring… Lets concentrate on sunday first and whatever monday brings we have to accept. What wenger says about the talent we have is sooo dull now! why is he concentrating on giving eboue a new contract when van persie and walcott need to be renewed!!!

redbearer
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redbearer
7 years 5 months ago

Oh one more thought is that Villa have today strengthen their squad by signing Emile Heskey… so the player doesn’t score goals but he brings other players into the game with his work rate, assists and experience.. very much an O’Neill type of player! I would like to think that we could more than match this ambition and consolidate 4th spot at the very least otherwise this season will set us back to the yesteryear era when we failed to finish respectably as a top 4 club… We need something to happen in this window Wenger please!

ej
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ej
7 years 5 months ago

Wenger thinks we should be patient with diaby,denilson and eboue!!! he thinks we should trust this squad and the guys coming back are like new transfers!!! yeah that means no money!!

bennyboythegooner
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bennyboythegooner
7 years 5 months ago

please, please, please can the powers that be just get on with it and sign AA. He will be an amazing signing for us and who knows, his presence may just inspire the rest of the squad to carry on what they are doing now and chalenge 4 the title. Apart from that, what with the ‘will he, wont he speculation’ i am slowly losing the will to live………….!!!

leon
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leon
7 years 5 months ago

ej

i think you will find that arsenal are the third richest club in the world they have money wenger will only a mega gifted player and plus delinson and diaby are looking alot better

rico
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rico
7 years 5 months ago

on the contract thing zenit let his agent look for a club at the begining of january and basically said if u can find some1 who wants him u can talk to dem but they have to be willing to buy him dus his contract is done just a matter of the clubs sorting out the money thats why his agent kept saying it is possible for him to be an arsenal player very soon. peace

BillyGallas
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BillyGallas
7 years 5 months ago

Dear Santa, God, Easter Bunny etc.

I want Arshavin at Arsenal!
Please this is not healthy for me.

If he signs though… What Number? Im thinking 23 or 13?

Gain
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7 years 5 months ago

I am sick and tired on this news. I hope Zenit makes up their mind and stop tossing us around.

Mr.T
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Mr.T
7 years 5 months ago

I am watching Sky Sports as I type and they have just said that Zenit have lowered their price for AA and they are waiting on a response from Arsenal. So that’s it…they have NOT rejected a deal from us. They are going to wait on Arsenal. They did not mention what the fee is though, just that we are not going higher than 15 million. Just have to wait and see.

Jesus IS King
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7 years 5 months ago

how long was the nasri transfer saga? how many weeks was it please?

Paul
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Paul
7 years 5 months ago

The Nasri one dragged on for weeks but at least we got our man! Bet that was over money as well. How come we are so tight when the f*ckers dont mind charging me 4 quid for a poxy pie!!!!!!!!!

BKK
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BKK
7 years 5 months ago

Why can’t Arshavin buy out his contract and AFC just pay for it? Wouldn’t that be far cheaper than 12m + add ons?

Jesus IS King
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7 years 5 months ago

if he buys it out, then a Real madrid, Man city, chelse with russian owner, can offer him likk 100,000 a week easy, and he would not choose arsenal’s 70,000 over 100,000

Latest news.
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Latest news.
7 years 5 months ago
Hi Gooner Chris, I just got this: “Zenith” proposed “to arsenal” the new version of transaction on the transfer of the forward of the St. Petersburg command of Andrey [Arshavin]. This proposal provides for the very flexible diagram of money payments, but blue-bel- blue are calculated, that the English command will, in turn, increase the sum of transfer. “If “the arsenal” not of signs and this our proposal, then [Arshavin] into this club sold it will not be. In any event this will be decided to the evening of Saturday. Nevertheless, [Arshavin] nevertheless can prove to be in England. Still… Read more »
Izad
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Izad
7 years 5 months ago

Arshavin is overated. He has a similiar style with Robbie Keane. A good player but not extraordinary. For the past 2 years we could have got the player that we really wanted at bargain price. First, Wilson Palacios came to us for a trial and our Mr “Arsene knows” felt that our midfield were overstocked. Then, Lassana Diarra came and we asked him to be patient. Admit your errors Boss !

gooneroonerooner
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gooneroonerooner
7 years 5 months ago
Instead of scraping through on a 1-0 score, a player of Arshavins quality and skill will help us to more 4+ goal games… he always draws 2 or 3 players to him, stretching defenses and is a freak 1 on 1. It’s not ideal, but we could then afford the defensive lapses we’ve been having. We go ahead in games now, and I’m scared to death for the rest of the game as we never look likely to score again. Arshavin seems to be a wet dream for Wenger, who it seems would love to have 10 attacking midfielders every… Read more »
wee
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7 years 5 months ago

we’re not signing any DM? 🙁

and, Arshavin’s addition to the squad will give us more creativity. I’m friggin worried when Denilson and Diaby start as CM and Nasri on the left wing!

athlon
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athlon
7 years 5 months ago

I don’t know guys, I think Zenit have already rejected our bid:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/jan/23/newcastle-united-kinnear-charles-nzogbia-roy-carroll
(The URL is strange)

Hendrix
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Hendrix
7 years 5 months ago

On SkySports, they have said they’ll make a deal on this Saturday. Let’s hope it’s a good deal for us, not for others clubs.

dptaylor
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dptaylor
7 years 5 months ago

This Arshavin deal is certainly dragging on for a while but you can understand why. If there is no other offer by monday it looks like they will accept.

Hendrix
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Hendrix
7 years 5 months ago

Or not ^

dptaylor
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dptaylor
7 years 5 months ago

Well I hope they will accept 🙂

Hendrix
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Hendrix
7 years 5 months ago

It’s difficult to say that they’ll accept. They can hold Arshavin there if they want .. but fortunately, he doesn’t want to stay there. That’s a good point for us, not for Zenit in this transfer.

athlon
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athlon
7 years 5 months ago

Uzbeg national team beat Zenit today. Arshavin didn’t play. I don’t know what is the reason. I imagine that Zenit will offer Arshavin for Man.City or Spurs. But if Arshavin is clever he won’t chose neither of them. We have one week, I really hope that Wenger has other targets, like Arda Turan, Afellay, or a experienced French player who could play in the Champions League as well. And a defender, like Hangeland.

Mraces
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Mraces
7 years 5 months ago

10.29 Zenit St Petersburg have issued an ultimatum to Arsenal to conclude a deal for wantaway playmaker Andrei Arshavin today, or risk missing out on him entirely.

Hendrix
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Hendrix
7 years 5 months ago

Why Zenit would offer Arshavin to Man City or Spurs?

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