The agent of Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Andrei Arshavin admits he priced himself out of a move to Arsenal.
"If Andrei could have tempered his financial appetite, it was quite possible he would be playing at the Emirates right now.
"Arsenal were prepared to pay about £15million for him.
"(Arsene) Wenger is indeed a cunning fox who always says one thing and does the other. He wanted Andrei, but Arsenal are the only top English club who do not pay large salaries."