>
My tribe
As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Arshavin denies improved contract demand to offset tax rises

Andrei Arshavin's agent Dennis Lachter has refuted accusations of greed by telling setanta.com that the Russia star has not demanded a pay rise at Arsenal. In an interview in his native Russia recently, Arshavin bemoaned planned tax increases in England which will see those who earn over £150,000 per year paying 50p in the pound from April 2010 onwards.

This was followed by reports the 28-year-old will request more money from the Gunners as a result.

"No he isn't looking for a pay rise at the moment, he is happy," Lachter told setanta.com.

"I cannot comment on that, it is made up by somebody I think. As far as I know the tax rate has not come in yet."

About the author

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?