Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is confident he will complete the signing of Russian international Andrei Arshavin before the transfer window closes, reports the Daily Mail. Wenger confirmed that he is still desperate to land the signature of one of the best midfielders in Europe and is hopeful the two clubs can agree a fee.
"I am very hopeful. There are only days left because the transfer window closes on February 2 and we have crossed halfway," he said.
"We want to improve and know what we want to do. We are in negotiations, but we want to respect our principles."