Emirates Stadium boss ready to swing the axe.
Arsene Wenger has been buoyed by the financial backing he has been handed by his Emirates Stadium board but will be asked to trim his Gunners squad of dead-weights in order to further boost transfer funds as the Arsenal boss considers significant moves in the January transfer window.
Though Wenger is not known as a profligate user of the winter transfer window he knows that this campaign is crucial and will look to bring in new additions that can strengthen his squad whilst simultaneously give him the push to offload those players who here has no use for.
Andrei Arshavin did not join Arsenal on their Asian tour and that appears to have signaled the death knell to the Russian’s Arsenal career and thus far the winger has played just 13 minutes of Premier League football this term.
A number of Premier League sides are said to be keen on the 31 year old who may well elect to stay in the Premier League given that his family have settled in England.
Following an impressive Euro 2008 Arshavin was touted as one of the best players in Europe but his three and a half years at Arsenal have seen more lows than highs, though his four goal haul at Anfield will long be remembered.