26
Jan

AA Watch: Live updates of Arshavin's 'imminent' move to the Emirates


Written by Chris Wheatley

418 Comments  

Here at Gooner Talk we strive to make things just that little bit more easy for you. And because of that, we’ve decided to publish live updates of Andrei Arshavin’s ongoing move to Arsenal.

According to Setanta Sports, the move is ‘imminent’ and as we revealed on Saturday, Zenit St Petersberg will make their final decision on whether to accept Arsenal’s £15m bid for the Russian playmaker.

Refresh your page for live updates (updates will come every 30 minutes or so, these cannot be guaranteed, but Gooner Talk will try our best to keep up with the International news services)

13:00
Russian national team-mate and Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel says that Arshavin would ‘succeed’ in England, but he has heard rumours that the 27-year-old is more keen on a move to Spain.

Source: Setanta Sports

14:00 – According to Russian daily Life.RU, Arsenal fans are ‘against’ the signing of Arshavin. The article discusses that Gooners believe he is ‘over-rated’ and that money can buy ‘two very good players’ for the amount the Gunners will pay for him.

Source:
Life.RU

15:00 – Life.RU suggest the deal is already complete, with Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov putting his money where his mouth is to securing Arshavin.

Source:
Life.RU

17:00 – Arshavin insists he is still waiting to be told if he will be allowed to join Arsenal.

Source: Sky Sports

18:00 – Talks with Arsenal are still “ongoing” according to Zenit spokesman Alexei Petrov. He said:

“The news on the move Arshavin in Arsenal at 18.00 Moscow time yet. Everything is the same at the moment”.

Source: Interfax.RU

20:00

Differing views from three Russian sites. The obvious one to believe is Zenit’s official website who state that a deal has been ‘agreed’ in principal. Unfortunately, Arshavin is UNHAPPY with the contract offered to him which means a deal is STILL ongoing.

Life.RU say the deal is wrapped up. They also include quotes from Gunners shareholder Alisher Usmanov who reveals he will be ‘ready to get involved in talks if needs be.’

Fontanka talk about Arshavin’s reluctance to lower his wages and how the deal has been called to a halt for at least tonight.

Source: Zenit Official Site, Life.RU & Fontanka

27th January

07:30

It looks like we’ll have to wait a little longer for further progress in this deal which seems to of dragged on for months.

What does look obvious, is the fact that Arshavin wants to join Arsenal. Technically, he has agreed personal terms with the club – just not the contract. Arshavin wants to be an Arsenal player, Arsenal want the play, just some minor details need carving out before the deal is complete.

Stay tuned to Gooner Talk for the latest updates on Arsenal’s Russian target.


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News Breaker
Guest

Nice one Chrissy Boy.

Arshavin will be an Arsenal player within a couple of hours. Mark my words.

BOY BETTER KNOW
Guest

Deal Or No Deal………No deal

athlon
Guest

We should bet.

Chris! Don’t you want to write an e-mail for Lachter? 😀

Gooner Chris
Guest

Why don’t you mate?

You seem very keen. 😛

athlon
Guest

OK I wrote 😀

Martijn Stolze
Guest

You know, i like this site, but Chris mate, this is the biggest danger you’ll ever have; what if the imminent move doesn’t take happen? Then you’ll loke like a clot, and people will say shit like about Inler and Flamini. i support and admire you, you got some big cahunas mate..

ey
Guest

Martin Skrtel is Slovak, not Russian. They played at Zenit together.

ali
Guest

good idea chris !

did the setanta say that the move is imminent ?

Chris
Guest

Will he, won’t he…………..Enough already!! Untill I see him on the .com website in a shirt I don’t believe a word of it!

gunnersfan
Guest

hv 2 agree wif newsbreaker

sengalgooner
Guest

get him arsene get him…after so much hoopla we dont get him,itl be an embarassment,his signing is a direct relation to our ambition if we have any left,pls dont make a laughing stock of us fans,i dont wann ma maters calling us beggars all over again…

Gunner Jillu
Guest

whats the news now? Arsenal are over freezing their balls off in Russia trying to agree a fee. You coud say tthat talks have frozen!!!

Gunner Jillu
Guest

We are skating on thin ice leaving it so late!!!

Gunner Jillu
Guest

the speculation has snow balled since the start of the window!!!

chrissie greeno
Guest

chill out Jillu

TT
Guest

Who really thinks that you can sign two players for 15-20 million? If you honestly think that you are an idiot.

Arshavin is the best player out there who can do the job we need and cost a reasonable price.

He was recently voted the 6th and 11th best player in the world. Players in and around him would cost 30mil. This would be a bargin at anything under 20 mil.

abc
Guest

It’s too hard to understand why gooners against the signing of Arshavin.

AndyMcPhail
Guest

As I’m reading this, there is an advert saying “Find your Russian beauty today”

Let’s hope Arsenal find theirs

athlon
Guest

Still no news on the Russian sites.

ali
Guest

CHRIS , DID SITANTA SAY THAT THE DEAL IS imminent ?

Chris
Guest

If this doesn’t happen by tomorrow morning, I think we can just forget it and move on, hopefully Wenger has a few tricks up his sleeve and sign a decent CB and DM

manuel
Guest

guys,

the deal isn’t gong to be concluded today and i’d be surprised if it ever is.

forget it. maybe tomorrow…

chrism
Guest

a bit off topic…but i dont understand why eduardo wasnt given at least 20 mins against cardiff at the weekend, he says hes ready and played 90 mins against stoke reserves last week..and if not eduardo why didnt vela even get a look in?!??!..also this arshavin thing must end soon..getting rediculous

john
Guest

Just heard from a rumour we might buy yohan mollo from Monaco? Hes a similar type of player to arshain but hes young.

Tom
Guest

We need a DM?

Why do Arsenal fans feel the need to repeat that over and over again! We do not need a defensive midfielder. We have Denilson. He has played as well as any defensive midfielder in the League. Why can a large amount of Arsenal fans not see that he is a top quality player?

Idiots I tell you.

athlon
Guest

It will happen before the closing. Keep the faith.

goonerdan
Guest

The thing is its 22.50 in russia now…surely if there had been a development in the board meeting scheduled for today we would have heard by now? thats my worry

AD7
Guest

chrism – Wenger thinks Eduardo needs at least one more game before returning to the 1st team and Vela was ill before kick off so got withdrawn from the squad which is why we only had 6 subs.

chrism
Guest

oh okay, i knew about eduardo but not vela being ill. Still the finishing on show on sunday wasnt too good…adebayor at times has the composure of a horse falling down stairs

Tony
Guest

This is what Arsenal have reduced us to. Why does every transfer with them in the last few years have to be a bloody saga. Nasri transer last summer drove me nuts

readie
Guest

he will sign some body trust the man.

Jonathan
Guest

Id say arshavin is coming for sure, just the niggly bits in the way aint it. as for fans moaning about the possible singing of him, thats just silly, he’s a great player and just what we need in the playmaking department im a bit concerned about his potential theatricals though that wont go down well with FA refs, as for wenger picking up 2 good players with that money, get real, hed grab a whole squad of starlets with that money (paid £500,000 for just cesc didnt he) wenger is a legend!!!!!!!

Tom
Guest

Only idiots expect transfers of top class players who are being heavily negotiated for to be easy.

ej
Guest

It was meant to be thursday, then friday then saturday then sunday and now today!! what are they talking about!!! ok “you pay 16 million” no ” we pay 15 million and one pound” the price is probably going up in pennies!!! its 11pm in russia so again it may be tomorrow!!! this is unbelievable!!

redbearer
Guest

What does it take to soften these hardened Russians? Triple Redbull vodkas? A night out in Soho? Or a just fun time with our own dear Champagne Charlie?
If an acceptable amount of money is being offered then this deal should be a no brainer… So please give us Arsenal fans something to cheer about soonest!!

Jonathan
Guest

well put tom, business’ get sold for half that price and the length of talks that go into that, be real everyone

ej
Guest

Ps we should have got cudicini today! class goalie and for free!!! great signing..

matt
Guest

Hope you’re up for a long night, mate! Don’t think we’ll be hearing anything too soon.

dubgooner
Guest

any signing that will stop wenger from picking eboue is good. get song into centre half and eboue of to germany. man shitty center half richards is more important to us than the blue gallas. come on wenger……….

Mike
Guest

St.Petersburg. 26 January. INTERFAX.RU – INTERFAX.RU – Question moving forward with a “Zenit” in the “Arsenal” is still open.

“News about the transition Hikakih Arshavina in Arsenal at 18.00 IUT no. All was still” – said “Interfax on Monday, the head of the press service of the football club” Zenith “Alexei Petrov.

Jonathan
Guest

plus we set a good example to the footballing world that we aint prepared to just whack out some demanding sum on a player without showing we do have ethics and what nots.

mark
Guest

expect news at 9pm. The Zenit board are being tough as thats the russian way of doing things. Dont panic its a done deal

ej
Guest

Do you think that the deadline is arsenal time or zenit time monday midnight???

mario from MALTA
Guest

come on WENGER sign him urgently we need him for our squad. ARSHAVIN is agreat player with both feet. who is worth it for his valuation KEANE of liverpool

ali
Guest

MIKE ,

i can’t understand , is it good or bad ?

Tom
Guest

“man shitty center half richards is more important to us than the blue gallas. come on wenger……….”

What an idiotic comment. Gallas is twice the player Richards will ever be. Richards is a pile of shit and this year he has been worse. Gallas is a world class center back.

mario from MALTA
Guest

i want to see ARSHAVIN with no 13 on his back

Stooee21
Guest
“Tom Says: January 26th, 2009 at 7:50 pm We need a DM? Why do Arsenal fans feel the need to repeat that over and over again! We do not need a defensive midfielder. We have Denilson. He has played as well as any defensive midfielder in the League. Why can a large amount of Arsenal fans not see that he is a top quality player? Idiots I tell you.” Tom, everyone thinks we need a DM because we do! I think Denilson is a quality player but he’s no DM. He doesn’t have the fight, drive and simple ability to… Read more »
Gooner Chris
Guest

From the looks of it, that article appears to be saying:

“The deal is still on, but it won’t be completed today”.

If you could give me a link then that would be great, Mike. 🙂

Tony
Guest

Arsenal are the premier league equivalent of Trotters Independent Trading. Del Boy and Rodney are over in Moscow now setting up the deal.
I agree with ej. are they arguing over pennies cos this is crazy. Tom will you feel the same way if this goes on until the end of the transfer window and then we don’t get him. And we won’t have anyone else because we spent the whole month arguing with Russians over a few mil. its crazy

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