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Arsenal Winger Andrei Arshavin Close To Joining Sevilla

Spanish club edge closer to signing the Arsenal man.

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Arsenal midfielder Andrey Arshavin is reportedly close to joining Spanish club Sevilla, according to The Express.

The 31-year-old has not found himself in Arsene Wenger’s plans this season, making just 11 appearances this term, and last week the manager confirmed that the diminutive Russian would be heading elsewhere at the end of the season.

Arshavin has been inundated with offers since that announcement. Many believed that he would hang up his boots but clubs from his native Russia and oil rich sides from Azerbaijan have been scrambling to try and secure his signature.

However, it is Sevilla that appear to have won the race.

Reports coming out of Andalusia believe that his style of play would suit the La Liga club and they have managed to convince him that they are they most attractive option for him.

Sevilla are familiar with Russian player having had Arshavin’s international teammate, Alexander Kerzhakov, on their books between 2007-08. Kerzhakov now ply’s his trade for Arshavin’s former club, Zenit St Petersburg.

Arshavin has endured a stop-start career in North London that has seen him wrack up 143 appearances, scoring 31 times. He spent part of the 2011-12 season on loan back in Russia after falling out of favour at Arsenal and has failed to claw his way back into the first team on a regular basis.

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