Wenger - No Arshavin worry
Arsene Wenger insists he is not worried by the delay in finalising a move for Andrei Arshavin.
Last Updated: 31/01/09 8:44pm
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists he is not worried by the delay in finalising a move for Andrei Arshavin.
Russian schemer Arshavin has been identified by Wenger as a £15million addition to his squad before the transfer window closes on Monday night.
Wenger is looking to inject more creativity into his side, but remains unsure when, and if, a deal for the Zenit St Petersburg playmaker will be completed.
"Nothing is happening - maybe, maybe not. It doesn't worry me either way," said Wenger after Saturday's 0-0 draw with West Ham United.
Not far away
"We are not far away and we have a bit of time now until Monday night.
"We will see what we can do in the next 24 hours.
"I don't know if I am confident or not. With the experience I have, anything can happen in a transfer."
Wenger, though, rejected suggestions Arshavin would be the answer to all of Arsenal's creative problems.
"He can unlock defences and maybe we needed him here, but we have other players who can do that, who are not available at the moment but who could be in the next two months, like (Theo) Walcott and (Cesc) Fabregas."
Meanwhile, Sky Sports News understands Zenit are only dealing with Arsenal regarding the transfer of Arshavin amid reports other clubs are trying to hijack the deal.
Arshavin is currently in St Petersburg discussing his future following further reports that he would attend the Gunners' game with West Ham.