Arsenal news – Arshavin: No exit planned, Denilson predicts Fab stay, Mata competition

Arshavin: No exit planned.

Arsenal attacker Andrei Arshavin announced to Arsene Wenger that he will not be leaving the club this summer, insisting he wants to stay and win silverware with the Gunners, according to Metro.

Due to some poor performances and injury troubles in the last campaign, the beetroot cheeked assassin seemed to lose his killer instinct and with it went his place in the Gunners first-team.

The Russian international was linked to a move back to his former club Zenit St Petersburg towards the end of last season and throughout this summer, but the 30-year-old says he is determined to remain at the Emirates and fight for his place in the manager’s starting XI.

Arshavin told Metro: “I won’t be leaving Arsenal, I want to stay and win trophies.”

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Denilson predicts Fab stay.

Arsenal midfielder Denilson is confident that Cesc Fabregas will stay at the club for at least one more season, Sky Sports has revealed.

The Spanish and British media have been filled with speculation on the future of the Gunners captain this summer as to whether or not he will make a return to his boyhood club Barcelona.

The European champions are determined to sign the 24-year-old this summer but they are not willing to pay the €40m the North London side want for him.

Denilson, who is on-loan at Brazilian club Sao Paulo, is sure that Fabregas will still be an Arsenal player next season.

He said: “I think it’s very important because the fans, the staff at Arsenal, everyone loves Cesc and I think he’s going to stay.”

Mata competition.

Arsenal face competition from city rivals Tottenham Hotspur for the signing of Valencia star Juan Mata after Spurs launched a bid for the Spaniard.

Both clubs are in the market for replacements for their key players who could be on their way out of their respective clubs this summer. Arsenal’s Cesc Fabregas could be on his way back to Barcelona by the time the new campaign kicks off and Luka Modric has admitted that he wants to leave White Hart Lane in order to join Chelsea.

Mata has a minimum fee release clause of €20m in his contract but it is understood that the financially troubled Los Che could be persuaded to sell the Spain Under-21 captain for €15m.

The Spanish media reported that the Gunners had already offered the La Liga side that figure but now Spurs have stepped in with a bid to rival that of the Emirates club.

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