Arshavin remains a Gunner
Andrei Arshavin has turned down a move to Russian side Dinamo Moscow in favour of fighting for his place at Arsenal.
The midfielder has just entered the final year of his contract and does not appear to figure in the plans of Arsene Wenger, but he has still opted to stay at the Emirates Stadium.
Wenger was keen to get his £80,000 a week off the wage bill but the player seems happy to sit it out at Arsenal and could leave on a free transfer in 12 months.
Dinamo manager Dan Petrescu has confirmed he made a move to sign Arshavin but says the Russian was not interested in returning to his homeland.
"I wanted to add this player to the team, but Andrei said no to Dinamo," he revealed.
The Gunners will try and offload the 31-year-old again in the January window but it is looking more and more likely he will be leaving for nothing at the end of his contract.