Arshavin & Pavlyuchenko to skip training

Russia forward Andrei Arshavin will be allowed to skip next week's national team's training camp, Russia coach Guus Hiddink said.

Hiddink decided to give Arshavin, who joined Arsenal for a club record £15 million this week, more time to get acquainted with Premier League football.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Roman Pavlyuchenko will also miss the February 8-12 camp in Turkey. Spurs host their north London rivals in the Premier League derby on Sunday.

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