By Randy Osae
Andrei Arshavin has proper chances of playing at Arsenal soon according to his ever-revealing agent, Dennis Lachter.
Indeed, an Italian tabloid has hinted the news that Wenger will lure the Russian star with a heavy payment of £18 million to his current club.
If reports are anything to go by, Arshavin will be signing a stretchy 5-year deal with Arsenal and arguably set an all-time transfer record at the club.
In similarity to the Nasri saga, things have initiated with a close source’s tipping of the transfer, and for the players’ agent, another major signing is on Wenger’s grasp.
“Andrei is rated by Wenger who wanted him to sign [for Arsenal] last summer. This transfer would please everyone but we must wait a few days for confirmation.” Dennis Lachter said.
In other news, Kolo Toure – who is reportedly not on good terms with Gallas and an occasional personality in Wenger’s selections this season – has had a sensational request for an Arsenal exit declined by the club’s chairman.
The Ivorian is now favorite to leave the club since joining in 2002, considering the fact that unhappy players can never be forced to stay and Manchester City keeping close tabs with their high wage offer.
Hill-Wood is aware that the £10million-rated defender has indicated that he is keen to leave Emirates Stadium, but he insists the Gunners are not looking to sell.
“I know about it (the transfer request). But we are not going to accept it.” Hill-Wood told the Daily Star.
“We are not looking to let any of our players go and he is under contract – and we expect him to honour it.”
Toure’s intention to leave Arsenal is now crystal-clear, and eventually, the last man left from ‘the Invincibles’ might say his goodbye.
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