Andrei Arshavin Desperate for Arsenal

Benjamin RogersAnalyst IJuly 12, 2008

Zenit St. Petersburg striker Andrei Arshavin is apparently eager to join Arsenal before next season, according to published reports sourcing the Russian star's agent, Dennis Lachter.

He was linked with both Barcelona and Chelsea, but both clubs have lost intrest and now Arsenal is the preferred destination, according to his agent.

"Andrei is desperate to join Arsenal," Lachter said. "His style of play would suit them perfectly."

An unknown team from the premier league (Arsenal or Chelsea) had a £19 million offer turned down by Zenit St. Petersberg last week.

As an Arsenal fan, I think it would be great to have him on the club (as I've said many times). If he will come is another matter, but the signs are looking better every day.