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Arshavin wants Zenit finish

Gunners favourite would like to conclude career in Russia

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Arsenal schemer Andrey Arshavin has conceded his intention to finish his career at former club Zenit St Petersburg.

The talented forward is revered at Zenit after his nine-year spell there, between 2000 and 2009, which coincided with the capture of the Russian Premier League, Russian Cup and Uefa Cup.

Arshavin moved to North London in January after impressing for Russia at Euro 2008 and quickly acclimatised to English football.

Having finished the campaign as Arsenal's most in-form player, his four-goal Anfield salvo will long be remembered, Arsene Wenger can feel confident he has again worked the market cleverly.

Arshavin is happy in the capital but concedes he would one day like to again wear Zenit colours.

"I played for Zenit for a long time and now I want to play abroad and then return to St Petersburg to finish off my career there," he told Radio Zenit.