29
Jan

Zenit Director: "We're waiting for Arsenal response"


Written by Chris Wheatley

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Zenit St Petersberg director Maxim Mitrofanov revealed that talks are still progressing with Arsenal over the transfer of Russian playmaker Andrei Arshavin.

The 27-year-old is closing in on his ideal move to the Gunners after several weeks of firm interest from the north London giants. However, Zenit official Mitrofanov admitted that Arsenal are yet to ‘conclude the transfer’

Speaking to Radio Zenit, the official radio station of the Russian giants, Mitrofanov said:

“We are still waiting for an official response Arsenal.

While there is no news [at the moment], we do realise the position of Arsenal is extremely important.

Arsène Wenger said that he has different feelings about the possibility of the deal, but nevertheless, he looked forward to its conclusion.

We need to understand how Arsenal would like to conclude this transfer.”

French tactician Arsene Wenger said last night in his post-match press conference following the 1-1 draw over Everton, that the deal to bring midfielder Andrei Arshavin to the Emirates Stadium is ’90 per cent completed’.

Earlier this afternoon, Zenit head coach Dick Advocaat refused to get drawn in on the ‘Arshavin-saga’ admitting that he’s “fed up” with the longevity of the transfer.

A deal will certainly need to happen sooner rather than later. With just 4 days left until the closure of the transfer window, late signings could prove crucial to the rest of Arsenal’s season.

You can view pics of Arshavin training with Zenit at their Dubai training camp today, by clicking here.


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Afro Man
7 years 13 days ago

1st!!

DANG

we need to get this tranfer done!!!

come on !!!

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athlon
7 years 13 days ago

It will be very interesting. According the pictures Arshavin was training with Zenit today, so the gossip about a strike via goal.com is not true – I think. But he must travel to London at this weekend to get a deal from Arsenal. I hope he will join us, but I think it won’t be tomorrow but on Monday.

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Jaaack
7 years 13 days ago

What do they need a response for? Wenger said the deal was 90% done…

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ARSENALGUNNERZ
7 years 13 days ago

4th

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ron
7 years 13 days ago

the fee is still not agreed ….we have not improved our offer…they want 15 million straight up

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athlon
7 years 13 days ago

Jaaack! Yes, but there is still 10%. And it will be the most difficult. The player is nowhere, the deal is nowhere but the time is running…

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Mraces
7 years 13 days ago

we not intrested in arshavin we are just making a noise that we are to try and fool the fans into thinking we are trying to sign some 1, so when we sign no 1 come tuesday, they can say ” we tried”.

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athlon
7 years 13 days ago

I have a feeling that Arshavin and Arsenal reached an agreement former…

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cescy
7 years 13 days ago

how recent was this interview chris?

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mk
7 years 13 days ago

Zenit are just toying with us… if they were serious he’d be a Gunner by now, they are rich and dont need the money, there milkin it for as much as they can…

TickTockTickTock and monday, 5pm arrives :(

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gunnerkid107
7 years 13 days ago

Hey Chris, do you know when this interview was?

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athlon
7 years 13 days ago

No, Zenit has realized that they would lose a big sum so they will sell him either for us or for else. But we could sign the papers in the last minutes and he could win some millions, just I’d prefer a deal with Arshavin.

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GMR
7 years 13 days ago

This deal looks too complicated & miles from completion. Arshavin is still training with Zenit in Dubai (he’s in their latest training pics taken today on their official site). I don’t really know what to believe as that comment above seems to suggest Wenger is having second thoughts about the whole deal, thats if we were actually serious in the first place. I have an awful feeling that come the 2nd Feb we’ll be left disappointed again.

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gooner
7 years 13 days ago

AW said:
“It was 90 per cent that I will be able to give you more in the next two days. Remember in this job the other 10 per cent can be more important than the other 90 because people can change their mind quickly.”

Not 90% done.

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athlon
7 years 13 days ago

I’d prefer a disappointing the 2nd Feb and to be happy in May 😉

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GMR
7 years 13 days ago

Gunnerkid, that interview was done today on radio zenit. It’s on their website.

Guest
7 years 13 days ago

I AM DYING TO SEE THIS DEAL COMPLETED IN NOT LESS THAN ONE[1] MINUTE.

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athlon
7 years 13 days ago

gooner! Yes, it was at arsenal.com, but I think the SSN made an interview with Wenger, or I don’t know. But he will tell us his plans tomorrow. (the latest on Arshavin, the desire to get the deal done, whether he has bid for anyone else, the transfer window overall,)

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athlon
7 years 13 days ago

Chris, don’t you know the e-mail of Mitrofanov? 😀

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Gooner112
7 years 13 days ago

They said on SSN earlier that Arsenal had denied it was 90% done, instead that there was a 90% chance that there will be some news soon

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Arsene
7 years 13 days ago

no news is good news.

I said I am 90% sure I can tell you something in two days not the deal is 90% complete.

Read my website for accurate quotings.

I am also buying Titus Bramble to shore up our defences. Fran Merida will go on loan to Wigan as a thank you.

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Kahn
7 years 13 days ago

He said he might be able to give 90% more information in the next 2 days or so, not that the transfer is 90% done.

http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/26612/wenger-reaction

The media distorted his words.

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athlon
7 years 13 days ago

http://www.skysports.com/video/clips/0,23791,12602_4866220,00.html?ssvTab=1&ssvSelectedTab=12599&ssvBasket=12602&ssvPage=1

“We are not close to sign anyone.”

The usual and pathetic sentence after the match. After that he changed his mind. This is the 10%. 😀

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arsenal556
7 years 13 days ago

this arshavin deal better hurry up!!!!

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ron
7 years 13 days ago

does anyone know where is gazidis..is he dealing with some other transfer……

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arsenal556
7 years 13 days ago

I think we just have to face it we are not going to sign anyone fuck this shit man!!!!!!!!!

Guest
7 years 13 days ago

“We need to understand how Arsenal would like to conclude this transfer.”

maybe by this quote they mean that they want to do it in complete privacy, so therefore not revealing the situation of the deal?

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arsenal556
7 years 13 days ago

josh i think you could be right new hope

Guest
7 years 13 days ago

either way we’ll no by monday i guess!

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arsenal556
7 years 13 days ago

yeah hopefully we would have signed him by 5:01 on monday

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yrshavinalaugh!
7 years 13 days ago

This is a very unusual transfer for Arsenal but my mum works in Russia and says its just gone through!! She can’t speak Russian but she just knows, she’s got that feeling in her stomach.

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Guest
7 years 13 days ago

im just sick of all the speculation, and jumping on the slightest hint within a quote that a deal might be done. although i fully respect arsenal private negotiations when it comes to transfers, i really wish they could fill us in! lol

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athlon
7 years 13 days ago

I’d prefer to bring back Flamini. He is unsettled at Milan, Beckham scored his second goal yesterday, Mathieu was on the bench… he was a free agent at the end of last season. I think if we bought him 8m, Milan would accept it.

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arsenal556
7 years 13 days ago

yeah i wish they could fill us in as well but if staying quiet complets the deal then so be it

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dan
7 years 13 days ago

We’ve one in form striker, no wonder we’re shyte and no one wants to play for us. Alonso, Inler, Ribery, Arshavin, this is what we should’ve been doin all along, we’ve got piles of dosh collecting dust, whatever man.

Guest
7 years 13 days ago

although flamini would be a great addition, i feel we need our spark back, we’ll get that with arshavin

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arsenal1234
7 years 13 days ago

Is it just me or does that mean that Zenit are just waiting for Arsenal to come out and say weve signed him rememberwe always announce signings on fridays e.g. Nasri and Ramsey and Eduardo

Guest
7 years 13 days ago

i thought that too, if its true great, i’ve just had enough of the guessing game

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ron
7 years 13 days ago

i think we will only sign arshavin…..no chance of a defensive midfielder…who wenger said was a priority

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harrison
7 years 13 days ago

great article one of the first to have it on so good work chris

and would love to see this go through and am quite confident it will

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Alan
7 years 13 days ago

Don’t think Eduardo was a Friday.

Why have the club no ambition?

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john
7 years 13 days ago

Hi ppl heard a rumour arsenal are in for florentinas kuzmanovic or cigarini of atlanta. Apparently IVAn gazidis is in Italy

Guest
7 years 13 days ago

i doubt there will be any news tonight. traditionally friday has been the day for signings for arsenal… who knows

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arsenal556
7 years 13 days ago

I am just hoping that wenger comes up with a suprise signing as well as arshavin dm anyone

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ron
7 years 13 days ago

john is it true …….

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josh gooner
7 years 13 days ago

has anyone seen wengers latest interview on arsenal.com, if so what is the latest on arshavin? i really cannot see this deal happening, someone give me some hope lol

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arsenal556
7 years 13 days ago

john can you give me a link for those rumours

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ron
7 years 13 days ago

but i think cigarini is a left sided midfielder

Guest
7 years 13 days ago

This is the latest Arshavin news.

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