After turning down a move to neighbours Tottenham it appears this Russian ace would love to join Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal but would they be interested in signing him?
Tottenham target Roman Pavlyuchenko has apparently ruled out a move to White Hart Lane.
The Russia striker, reportedly subject of repeated interest from Spurs boss Juande Ramos, impressed with his performances in the Euro 2008 qualifiers and final tournament.
Pavlyuchenko formed a fine partnership with Andrei Arshavin for the national team, another man who is rumoured to be a target for the White Hart Lane club.
However, the Spartak Moscow forward is quoted in The Mail On Sunday as suggesting that he would not consider a move to Spurs.
He said: “I love the Premier League and I would certainly like to play there.
“However, if I go to England, I would want to play for Arsenal or Chelsea.”
Spurs are in the market for at least one new striker after the sale of Robbie Keane to Liverpool, and rumours surrounding a potential move to Manchester United for Dimitar Berbatov refuse to go away. (Sky Sports)
Clearly Roman would have burnt his bridges on a potential move to Spurs and with Chelsea looking disinterested in another Roman at the club, could Arsenal find space for the Spartak man? With many Gunners fans still resentful of Adebayor’s attempts to get a move elsewhere or just a huge pay rise, and with Eduardo still on the mend then maybe a move for another top level striker isn’t that far fetched. Pavlyuchenko is a lot more than just a traditional centre forward, although he is powerfully built he does also have great touch and vision. Do Arsenal fans think that a move for a player who has made it clear he would be interested in coming to the Emirates would be worth bidding for or are there better players to spend on?