Arshavin To Stay At Arsenal?

Andrei Arshavin’s proposed move to Zenit St. Petersburg this summer could be in jeopardy following the midfielder’s outburst against the Russian fans after their surprise exit from the Euros.

The 31 year old moved to Arsenal in the summer of 2008 but has since failed to live up to the expectations of the fans. The Russian has consistently struggled to adapt to the more physical English game and Arsene Wenger has chosen to offload him this summer as he attempts to reshuffle the squad. Arshavin spent the second half of the season at Zenit and although failed to impress during his brief stint, the club are keen to have him back.

But the recent outburst has forced Zenit to rethink their decision as Russians fans are demanding Arshavin be stripped of captaincy and forced to retire from national duties immediately. Arsenal, who are also interested in Alan Dzagoev, are asking for a fee in the region of £8m but the Russian club still remain undecided.

Arshavin has offers from other clubs as well and is believed to be weighing his options. There are reports that the little Russian could move to a club in Serie A.

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