What the papers say: Arsenal close in on Arshavin

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The Sun Gunners back for Arshavin
ANDREI ARSHAVIN is on standby for a £12million move to Arsenal. The Gunners, who have eyed the Russian striker for months, hope to seal a cut-price deal after his club Zenit St Petersberg dropped their £20m asking price. 

The Daily Mirror - Arsenal on verge of £10million Andrei Arshavin signing - exclusive
Euro 2008 star Andrei Arshavin was last night on the verge of signing for Arsenal in a cut-price £10million deal. The 27-year-old playmaker arrived for talks with Gunners chiefs at London’s Landmark hotel with his wife Yulia at lunchtime yesterday.

The Daily Mail - I hope to be an Arsenal player, claims Zenit St Petersburg striker Arshavin
Andrei Arshavin has been shown around the Arsenal training ground in an attempt to convince the Russia forward that his future is in north London.

The Daily Star - SHAV OFF
ARSENAL look set to miss out on Russian star Andrei Arshavin because of cash demands.

The TimesArshavin in talks over move to Arsenal
Zenit St Petersburg and Arsenal are holding talks about a possible transfer of Andrei Arshavin, but remain miles apart on a fee for the Russia forward.

Independent Arshavin in new link to Arsenal
The Russian international Andrei Arshavin has visited the Arsenal training ground and expressed a desire to join the club this month but the £22m fee demanded by Zenit St Petersburg is still proving a huge obstacle.

The Independent - Arsenal home in on Zenit's Andrei Arshavin
Arsenal appeared to move a significant step closer to signing Andrei Arshavin on Tuesday after Dick Advocaat, the manager of Zenit St Petersburg, admitted that he has already begun the process of replacing his star player.

The Guardian - Arsenal back in hunt for Arshavin
Andrei Arshavin has re-emerged as one of Arsène Wenger's prime targets of the transfer window as the Arsenal manager seeks to strengthen his squad in an attempt to secure some silverware after four years without a major trophy.

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