Arsene Wenger is very astute when it comes to dealing with the transfer merry-go-round and apparently his mind games regarding this potential signing are putting Arsenal at the head of the chasing pack.
ARSENE WENGER has been dubbed ‘a cunning fox’ in his hunt for wily Russian Andrei Arshavin.
The Arsenal boss is leading the £15million chase for Euro 2008 star Arshavin, according to the striker’s club Zenit St Petersburg.
Zenit official Dennis Lakhter said: “Arsene Wenger is a cunning fox.
“In the morning he says Arshavin will play all the time at his club and during the day he says he doubts the capabilities of Andrei to play three games in a row at the highest level.
“But this is a tactic to fool the competition.
“He calls Andrei a Tsar and then tries to deny interest in the player.”
Arshavin has snubbed a £3.9m-a-year Zenit deal.
Lakhter said Arsenal and Barcelona have made approaches with the Gunners “the most active”. (The Sun)
The ball is very much in Andrei’s court now. Barcelona appear to mean business this summer as they look to spend big and sell off a great deal of top quality talent, they have already spent an incredible 23.5m on Daniel Alves and intend to add a great many other players before La Liga kicks off. Arsenal also appear to have snagged one talented attacker in Samir Nasri so if Wenger can also pull off this signature it would be a huge boost to their title hopes. Do Arsenal fans feel that Arshavin could be a Gunners legend if he was to move to the Emirates?