Jan 23

Advocaat: Arshavin decision NOT yet made


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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63 Responses to “Advocaat: Arshavin decision NOT yet made”

  1. athlon says:

    To get the money.

  2. Hendrix says:

    If they offer Arshavin to Man City for only 20M, they are stupids ¬¬

  3. john says:

    Are Barazite and traore the reason for why we have not signed any wingers?

  4. Joe says:

    We’re buying Arshavin for him to play on the wing aren’t we, so if we’re not buying any wingers we wouldn’t be in for Arshavin.

  5. theking says:

    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.

    Arsenal have got today only or they risk losing him.

  6. abc says:

    Any SSN news update about Arshavin ? so boring..

  7. theking says:

    It’s 10pm in Russia, no deal. Arsenal miss out on a world class player once again

  8. walcott14 says:

    it said sky sports news understands arsenal and zenit talked today (saturday) and hope to conclude the deal in 48 hours

  9. walcott14 says:

    it it was dead they would say on google russia but no news on there so we have to wait till tomorrow in wengers interview or monday

  10. Samir says:

    We will find out either tomorrow or monday lads, lets keep the faith because they said Zenit hope to complete the deal on monday, and that Arsenal and Zenit were in talks today. :)

  11. amos says:

    its said andrei arshavin will sign for arsenal in the next 48hours

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