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