Gunners close on Arshavin

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Arsenal are 'very close' to completing a deal to sign Andrei Arshavin and face a race to beat the transfer deadline.

Arsenal: Gunners close on Arshavin

The Gunners have been locked in talks with Zenit St Petersburg over a deal for the playmaker and it now looks as though a £15million fee has finally been agreed between the two clubs.

However reports now claim that a dispute between Zenit and the player is holding up the deal with the Russians demanding a lump sum from the player before a deal can be completed.
Arsenal hope the situation can be resolved ahead of the deadline to allow Arshavin to finally become a Gunner.