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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