Arsene Wenger Confirms Arshavin Arsenal Exit

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Russian midfielder set to leave the club at the end of the season.

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Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he expects Andrei Arshavin to leave Arsenal this summer according to BBC Sport.

The Russian midfielder’s contract is due to expire in June and it appears the club will not be offering the player a new deal.

Arshavin was one of the most expensive signings in Arsenal’s history when he signed for the club from Zenit St Petersburg for £15 million in 2009.

The player arrived on the back of a highly impressive 2008 European Championships performance where he helped guide Russia to the tournament’s semi-finals.

Arshavin got off to a blistering start to his Arsenal career peaking during the club’s 4-4 draw with Liverpool where he scored all four of his team’s goals.

But the player has since struggled for form at the Emirates Stadium and has made just eleven appearances this season, nine of which have come as a substitute.

The 31 year old midfielder recently denied reports that he was set to hang up his boots this summer and has insisted he is keen to continue playing.

But it appears that will no longer be with the Gunners as the player searches for first team football. Arshavin is thought to be keen to receive regular action as he looks to fight his way back into the Russia squad in anticipation of next summer’s World Cup in Brazil.

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