Arshavin moves closer to Arsenal exit

Andrey Arshavin’s time at Arsenal seems to be coming closer and closer to the end after he was benched again against Wolves, Metro reports.

Arsene Wenger preferred Tomas Rosicky and Yossi Benayoun in the starting lineup and left the Russian forward to cast a disconsolate figure on the sidelines. Arshavin is reportedly frustrated with the lack of first-team opportunities for the Gunners and Is looking for a move in January. The 30 year old cost Arsenal £15m in 2009, but has failed to live up to the reputation he forged whilst with Russian side Zenit. Arshavin’s former side are interested in bringing the 30 year old home, but Arshavin is interested in staying in one of the major leagues in Europe.

Arshavin has a fondness for the Premier League and has instructed his agent to look for a new side in the English top flight. With Euro 2012 on the horizon, the Russian international is desperate to find some playing time and form to keep his place in the squad for the tournament. Arshavin is happy within the capital and could interest QPR in West London, who are looking for new players to keep them in the Premier League after last season’s promotion.

The Russian’s wages could provide a stumbling block for QPR and Chelsea have also been touted as potential suitors for Arshavin. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is the same nationality as the Araenal forward and could offer Arshavin a chance at Stamford Bridge.

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