According to The Mirror, little Russian Andrey Arshavin is not willing to make a move back to Russia just yet and is holding out until summer to try orchestrate a move to his former club Zenit.
The Russian transfer window does not close until the 24th of February and it is claimed and apparently mega-rich Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala are keen to snap him up.
The Mirror also says Arsene Wenger is keen to give the go ahead for Arshavin to leave when Gervinho returns from the African Nations Cup.
Arsenal are apparently keen to get a deal done now and are trying to fetch around £6m for the out-of-sorts Russian with just under 18-months still left on his contract.
But Arshavin is claimed to have other ideas and wants to wait until summer so he has a better chance of returning to his former club Zenit.
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What do you guys think of Arsahvin? Should he just leave now and be done with it? It is very likely he will receive extremely little game-time with the emergence of Oxlade-Chamberlain. Feel free to leave a comment below!