Arsenal Consider Shock Move for £12m Forward Pavlyuchenko: Smart Move?

Wenger interested in Tottenham bench warmer.

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Want-away Tottenham Hotspur striker Roman Pavlyuchenko could be on his way across North London to Arsenal in January, according to the players’ agent.
The 27 year-old Russian international has only appeared for Harry Redknapp’s side six times this season after falling down the pecking order behind Jermain Defoe, Peter Crouch and Robbie Keane.

And with Arsenal currently without the services of injured forwards Robin van Persie, Nicklas Bendtner and Eduardo, a move for Andrei Arshavin’s international team-mate Pavlyuchenko is being considered by Arsene Wenger, according to Oleg Artemov.

However, the player’s representitive revealed that Arsenal are not the only club showing interest in the 6ft 2in striker.

“We are not happy about his situation at Tottenham, so we’ll do everything to ensure that he can change club in January,” he told tuttomercatoweb.

“There are contacts with Roma, but for now only by phone.

“Interested in the player are also Spartak Moscow, Arsenal and Zenit [St Petersburg], anything can happen.” (Four Four Two)

Will it happen? Probably not!

With Robin Van Persie out long term and Nicklas Bendtner out for a while and with doubts over Eduardo there are clearly attacking issues at the Emirates and there is no doubt that Roman Pavlyuchenko has something to offer and its worth remembering that less than 18 months ago as the Russian performed wonderfully at Euro 2008 and was considered one of the best in the business but his spell at White Hart Lane has been stuttering to say the least.

Knowing that Tottenham are looking to trim down their squad and that they have no need for Roman, Wenger may be able to get the asking price down but it seems more likely that the north London club would rather sell to a team who are not competing with them in a top four race therefore interest from Roma and La Liga side Valencia seem more likely to see fruition.

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