MOSCOW, February 2 (RIA Novosti) - A Zenit St.
Petersburg press officer told Radio Zenit on Monday evening
that a deal that would have seen Russian international Andrei
Arshavin sign for Arsenal had broken down.
There is as yet no information as to the reason behind the
reported collapse of the much-anticipated transfer.
The Zenit forward has been in London all day and was
earlier reported to have passed an Arsenal medical. Reports in
the British press also said that the two clubs had agreed on a
fee, and that Arshavin had agreed on personal terms with the
north London side. However, there was some confusion over the
signing on fee, with reports indicating that the Russian club
were demanding half.
Arshavin, 27, emerged from the shadows of Russian soccer
last summer after unexpectedly leading the national side to the
semi-finals of Euro 2008.