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Fulham Prepare Bid for £8m Arsenal Attacker

Craven Cottage side want rejuvenated Emirates Stadium star.

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Fulham boss Martin Jol is reportedly ready to rival Zenit St Petersburg for Arsenal forward Andrey Arshavin.

The Russian international seems set to depart the Emirates Stadium this summer after joining Zenit on loan at the end of last season.

Zenit are keen to sign Arshavin on a permanent basis but it is thought the Russian side are unwilling to match the Gunners’ £8million asking price, with Zenit prepared to pay around £5million for the 31-year-old.

SOURCE: Clubcall

Arsene Wenger stands to gain a lot from the rejuvenate form shown by Andrei Arshavin over the past few months. The Russian international was looking increasingly forlorn at the Emirates Stadium prior to a successful loan spell at his former club Zenit, during which time he helped them to a Russian Premier League title, and this has led to a better run of form for his national team.

Having helped Russia to an easy 3-0 win against Italy in a warm-up match Arshavin then put in a top notch display to help Russia to thrash the Czech Republic 4-1.

Wenger will therefore either garner the fruits of that return to form by bringing the 31 year old back into the fold or if he does choose to sell the winger then he will have less of a problem getting a side to meet his £8m asking price.

The Gunners boss may opt to sell Arshavin as he has the likes of Gervinho, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ryo Miyaichi to use as wide options.

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