Zenit - Arshavin exit imminent
Russian playmaker all set to complete Gunners switch
By Chris Burton. Last Updated: January 19, 2009 3:00pm
Arshavin: Deal almost done
Zenit St Petersburg boss Dick Advocaat expects Andrei Arshavin to complete his proposed move to Arsenal in the near future.
The Russian playmaker is believed to be on the verge of leaving his homeland and heading for Emirates Stadium.
A big-money move is already reported to have been agreed between the two clubs, with the deal only waiting on the player agreeing terms.
With that expected to be a formality, Advocaat has readied himself in preparation for Arshavin's imminent exit.
"Negotiations with Arsenal continue and the chances are very high that Arshavin will soon play in the English Premier League," the Dutchman told the Daily Mail.
Meanwhile, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has played down speculation suggesting AC Milan will launch a raid for Emmanuel Adebayor and Robin van Persie should they agree to sell Kaka to Manchester City.
"No, I'm not worried about that at all," said the Frenchman.