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Arshavin deal close, Eduardo bags Reserves hat-trick

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger remains ‘hopeful’ that Andrei Arshavin will be a Gunners player by the end of the current transfer window.

27-year-old versatile forward Arshavin has attracted an array of admiring clubs on the strength of two spectacular Euro 2008 performances against Sweden and the Netherlands, and it’s Arsenal who are in the front seat to sign him.

Wenger himself does not rule out the Zenit St Petersberg star coming to the Emirates, but he also admits that negotiations have stalled.

“[We are] nowhere. That means we are not close to signing anybody,” he said.

“We know what we want to do, but we are not close to signing today because I would tell you. But there is no basic news. There again, we are in negotations yes but we want to respect our principles.

“I am very hopeful [of a deal]. We will know in days because the transfer window closes on February 2 and we have only crossed halfway.

“If it doesn’t happen, it doesn’t happen. There again, we want to continue to improve here with the players we have.”

The ever reliable Arsenal Analysis revealed earlier this afternoon that Arshavin will quite literally go on ‘strike’ if his move to Arsenal isn’t accepted.

Gooner Talk will keep you updated with the latest on Andrei Arshavin and any other transfer stories that comes our way.

In other news, Crozillian frontman Eduardo is set to continue his recovery in Arsenal’s reserves next week.

Neil Banfield’s second-string take on newcomers Stoke City next Wednesday, and boss Arsene Wenger says the Croatian international will continue his comeback in that game.

Eduardo, out since last February, played the first half of the reserves’ 2-0 win over Portsmouth on December 16.

“Eduardo has had only 45 minutes in the reserves until now so he needs to play games,” said Wenger.

“He will certainly play in the reserves again next week.”

Arsenal Magazine conducted an exclusive interview with Eduardo in which the 25-year-old spoke about his comeback. Not only that, but an article from the Daily Mail also reveals that Dudu scored a hatrick in a training match against the first team!

Once again, Gooner Talk strive to keep you updated with ALL of the latest injury news and match build-up as the Gunners look to challenge in the league and cup competitions this season.

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GoonerDaniel
GoonerDaniel
11 years ago

Can’t wait for Dudu to come back :))

Samir
11 years ago

If hes anything like he was before that injury, then all I can say there will surely not be anymore 1-0’s πŸ˜€

Gooner Chris
11 years ago

Eduardo scored a hat-trick against the first team. He was playing for the Reserves.

Sorry is some people didn’t get it, as far as I can see, only one person didn’t actually understand it. πŸ™‚

BillyGallas
BillyGallas
11 years ago

Cant wait to see Eddie back. I really think his intense rehab will have helped him to improve himself even more.

Everyday I change my mind if the Arshavin deal will happen and the last few days I’ve been fearful it won’t but with Wenger saying it im confident.

He never says who he is after directly. He said he ‘Hoped’ to sign Nasri aswell. So it’s just a matter of days.

Shams Rowsan
Shams Rowsan
11 years ago

Eduardo is back,now we can hope for the tiltles.

Miron
11 years ago

i love this things and I’m ready to give an advice to mr.Wenger to by arshavin’

john
john
11 years ago

Hi gooner chris good job mate where are those fools who said arshavin was never going to sign for arsenal. The probably gone to another blog or somewhere else. Any keep up the good work. Any news on any other transfers. Veloso or poulsen loan deals?

james
james
11 years ago

this Arshavin transfer is really starting to annoy me now its just dragging on for far too long now. Dont get me wrong hes a quality player and i do really want him to join the club but time is of Essence we have already gone half way through January and we have other places to fill in the team like we really need a DM.I would love Wenger to put a sneaky bid in for Wigan’s Wilson Palacios hes a player a rate very highly and i do think he would fit in well in are first team

john tesh
john tesh
11 years ago

what a misleading headline. i hope we get arshavin. but more pressing matters are a real ball winner. and theos contract!

chris
chris
11 years ago

Cheap headline to get hits!
Hat-trick against your mates who wrap you in cotton wool means nothing. We all hope for the best against serious opposition.
And Arshavin news – old news!

Absolute crap- all of it.
Please don’t waste our time.
Thx

Samir
11 years ago

Chris, why bother posting if your going to basically call the articles rubbish?, and hows he wasting our time?..

yuan
yuan
11 years ago

I think it’s shocking that a supposedly half-fit, just returned from a broken ankle, and then a hamstring injury, is allowed to put 3 goals past Toure/Djourou/Almunia.

Sure, they may not dare to tackle him or what, but still, 3 goals?

pooner
pooner
11 years ago

when i told my brother that eduardo had scored a hat-trick he was impressed, when i said it was against the arsenal first team during training he quickly slipped out of being impressed and said “that’s not hard” haha… bleak.

kens
kens
11 years ago

please change the recent squad number.
1. Almunia
2. Clichy
3. Sagna
4. Fabregas
5. Toure
6. NEW CENTRE DEFENDER
7. Rosicky
8. Nasri
9. Eduardo
10.ARSHAVIN
11. Van persie
12. Vela
13. Diaby
14. Walcott
15. Denilson
16. Ramsey
17. Song

michael
11 years ago

wenger must know that we also what to enjoy football maches like some other fans in the world,if its to buy then do it thankyou.

Drichi James- Uganda
Drichi James- Uganda
11 years ago

All we need is to hear the good news about Arshavin’s move to Arsenal not useless talks on players who for the last three seasons failed to make us proud. What is the REAL situation of Arshavin’s move to Arsenal? Impatient and desperate we have become, please WENGER quench our thirst.

Ezekiel Daschen Dauda
Ezekiel Daschen Dauda
11 years ago

I LOVE Arsenal whether they are winning or loosing, eventhough is always good to win. Prof Arsene Wenger should keep doing what he knows best and try and keep the players and not allowing any to go during the transfer window.All matches should be taken seriously,none should be taken for granted.

Duckster
Duckster
11 years ago

Arshavin WILL come in January. He wants to come, we want him to come, his club want to sell him now its up to the clubs to thrash out a fee. Usmanov could be a decisive influence. Our record fee will be exceeded in the Summer for Benzema with the sale of Adabayor to either Milan/Barca softening the blow. Gallas/Senderos or Traore may be used as bait to secure Benzema. With regards to defensive mid, the preferred option would be YaYa. But I believe that Wenger wants Song/Denilson to eventually fill that role. Our Central Defender will be young (early… Read more »

Moneybags
Moneybags
11 years ago

did I miss something about Bischoff ?

American Gooner
American Gooner
11 years ago

come on Chris that is a cheap-o headline. Love Dudu get back here already!

Gooner Chris
11 years ago

Not really mate.

I’ve got an exclusive with Dennis Lachter coming up, he’s answered a couple of questions for the blog.

chris
chris
11 years ago

just to let people know, im not the same chris as the other one slagging this story off…
and the agents really given some answers cause he sounded pretty adamant that there will be no new talk on arshavin until next week?

Gooner Chris
11 years ago

Good on ya chris πŸ˜‰

Yep, he gave me the answers that I wanted.

I’ll post the article tomorrow afternoon after the Hull game.

chris
chris
11 years ago

Good good. They better be the ‘good’ answers im hoping for, cause if we lose to hull and then i read some bad answers i will be pissed!

john
john
11 years ago

Hi gooner chris any news on any other transfer target. The latest one i heard was some spanish winger called markel suaseta

Gooner Chris
11 years ago

Haha, hopefully they are good, Chris!

Interesting John, to be honest, I’ve never heard of Suaseta so I couldn’t say.

I’ll look into it though. πŸ˜€

Dr Kamla Tiyamu
11 years ago

Our Bishop, Wenger, said we shuold hold onto our faith. All Arsenal fans should believe the Bishop and he will lead us to the promise land.

jazzy
11 years ago

Arshavin, hurry up and come.
ur wasting a lot of time.
wenger goes for cheap players with exeptional talent!

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