Arshavin fails to agree terms with Arsenal

LONDON - Andrei Arshavin, a target of English Premier League side Arsenal, is in London on Monday with Sky Sports News showing pictures of the Russian forward at a snow-bound hotel north of the city.

However, a deal to bring the Russian international to the Emirates Stadium appears unlikely with both parties believed to have been unable to agree terms.

With the transfer window set to shut at 5pm, the Zenit St Petersburg player was reported to have flown in by private jet to circumvent any possible flight cancellations caused by the heaviest snow in southern England for almost 20 years.

Zenit, Arsenal and Arshavin's representatives have been trying to thrash out a deal for weeks, with Zenit claiming a 15 million pound ($21.46 million) fee had been agreed but that progress was stalled by the player's intransigence over his financial demands.

Should the details be ironed out, the 27-year-old Arshavin is in place to complete his medical and sign by the deadline.

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