Arsenal in talks over Russian ace Arshavin
Arsenal's London rivals Tottenham and Spanish league leaders Barcelona were strongly linked with the diminutive midfielder's signature immiediately after the tournament.
However, a move failed to materialise and it is a January switch to the Emirates that now appears the most likely outcome, particularly with Gunners' captain Cesc Fabregas sidelined for several months with a knee injury.
Zenit are demanding around £20 million for Arshavin. However, manager Arsene Wenger, notoriously reluctant to shell out huge sums of money on individual players, will be keen on landing the 27-year-old for a much smaller fee.
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