Arsenal Demand £17 million for Arshavin
Andrei Arshavin could be heading off to Italy, as his agent confirmed that there is a possibility that he could sign for Juventus. The little Russian has been frustrating the Arsenal fans of late with his questionable on-field decisions, and a few small mistakes that have accumulated into heavy sighs and rolling eyes around the Emirates when the 29 year-old carelessly gives the ball away. It was only mid-2009 that Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp said that Arshavin had “every chance of becoming a favourite of the London fans”.
The former Zenit midfielders agent confirmed that a move could be on the cards,
“There’s a possibility of Andrei’s move to Juventus. But there are two things that can prevent this deal.
“First, Arsenal can win the Premier League this year. The gold medal of the English league is a dream of any footballer.
“Second is the financial ability of Juve as Arsenal are demanding no less than $26 million [£17 million] to release Arshavin.
“It’s difficult for me to comment on certain items because he is a player who still has two-and-half-years on his contract with Arsenal and there are no formal offers.
But before we get carried away with the comments, lets just remember that Arshavin is most probably just in a dip in his form. Every player has them, and when you are low on confidence it takes a little while to get out of them. With the support of his manager, team mates and fans, Arshavin should be fine, after all, he is a quality player with impressive ability that caught Arsene Wenger’s eye in the first place. His agent continued,
“In any case I think it’s just speculation. Juventus could have taken Arshavin two-and-a-half years ago, but they didn’t want to.
“The player is happy in London. There could also be possibilities to move in January but, I repeat, we are talking about a player under contract and for which currently there is nothing concrete.”
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