Arshavin: "I'll wear No.23 for Gunners"
The transfer of the Russian to the Emirates Stadium has still yet to be completed, with the Premier League analysing the documentation relevant to the deal. A decision is expected on Tuesday afternoon.
However, asked if he was now an Arsenal player, Arshavin said: "I think so. The negotiations came to a close and there will be details.
"Now I can say only one thing, that if I play for Arsenal, it will be at number 23."
Meanwhile, Zenit coach Dick Advocaat has tipped Arshavin to be the missing piece in Arsenal's jigsaw.
"Arsenal don't realise just how good Andrei is," said the the former Rangers manager. "He will be a sensation in England, he is worth more than what Arsenal have paid."
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