Zenit closing in on Arsenal outcast Arshavin

Zenit St Petersburg are closing in on Arsenal midfielder Andrey Arshavin.

Zenit St Petersburg are closing in on Arsenal midfielder Andrey Arshavin.

The Mail on Sunday says Arshavin is set for a third spell at Zenit St Petersburg with the Russian club poised to make a move in the January transfer window.

Arsenal are keen to do a deal with the Russian giants in the winter window to prevent the midfielder leaving for free in the summer when his contract expires.

The 31-year-old is believed to earn £90,000-a-week and is one of Arsenal's top earners but the club now want him off the wage bill as he has been reduced to a bit part player.

Manager Arsene Wenger will expect around £3million for Arshavin, and Zenit are prepared to offer the Leningrad-born attacker a two-and-a-half-year deal.

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