Agent admits Arshavin priced himself out of Arsenal move

The agent of Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Andrei Arshavin admits he priced himself out of a move to Arsenal.

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"Wenger was serious about buying Arshavin," said Dennis Lachter in the Daily Express.

"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."

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