It looks as though Andrei Arshavin may be contented to warm the bench at Arsenal for a further year after the Russian rejected a transfer deadline day chance to head back to the Motherland with Dinamo Moscow.
The Russian window slams shut on Thursday night and Dan Petrescu's Moscow have had a late attempt to get Arshavin in on a year-long loan deal rebuffed by the player according to ESPN.
It all seemed so promising for Petrescu too did the move, as Arsenal had apparently offered the winger, who has been subjected to a minimal role in Arsene Wenger's squad so far this season, to Moscow for a year's loan spell, but Arshavin himself rejected the deal.
Why? Was it the cold climate? No, he's Russian, so how can it be? Hmm... strange decision...
Well, it looks as though Arshavin may have made a wise move however, as a door back to Mother Russia could open in the form of big-spenders Zenit St Petersburg, who are reportedly trying to rush a deal through for the winger before the deadline falls.
Zenit have already chucked a massive 80 million euros on Hulk and Axel Witsel and want to carry-on their spend-like-there's-no-tomorrow transfer policy by bundling up Arshavin and Manchester United's Nani in a £25 million deal.
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