Reading boss McDermott not confident over Arsenal's Arshavin

Reading boss Brian McDermott has played down the prospect of signing Arsenal attacker Andrey Arshavin.

Reading boss Brian McDermott has played down the prospect of signing Arsenal attacker Andrey Arshavin.

The 31-year-old fits boss McDermott's profile of "players with Premier League experience" he believes will give Reading a better chance of survival come May.

But asked directly about Arshavin in the wake of a goalless draw with Swansea, a non-committal McDermott said: "I don't think so. At this time of year you hear lots of rumours. I have heard that one."

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