Arsenal 'will go to£15 million' to sign unsettled Andrei Arshavin

18 January 2009 08:50
London calling: Arsenal are hoping to complete the signing of in-demand Russian playmaker Andrei Arshavin for a fee in the region of£15m this week   More. Hull City 1 Arsenal 3: Gunners fire in Nick of time Adebayor has been a let down this season, says Arsenal boss Wenger Baggies boss Mowbray tips loanee Simpson to make big impact at Gunners ARSENAL FC NEWS FROM ACROSS THE WEB Arsenal's opening bid may have been as low as£8m, suggesting that manager Arsene Wenger does not have as much money at his disposal as previously reported. Limited options: Despite various sell-on windfalls, Arsene Wenger has minimal resources to play with Windfalls from the sell-on fees for former players Lassana Diarra, David Bentley and Fabrice Muamba should have swelled the kitty, but it seems the Arsenal board have approved bringing forward cash which was earmarked for the summer transfer window. A successful outcome to the Arshavin saga is important not only for maintaining Arsenal's status as a club capable of attracting and paying for top talent, but also for Gazidis's credibility as a transfer negotiator. That role used to be performed for so long by former vice-chairman David Dein, a close ally of Wenger who the manager has missed greatly since his unceremonious departure in 2007.   More. Hull City 1 Arsenal 3: Gunners fire in Nick of time Adebayor has been a let down this season, says Arsenal boss Wenger Baggies boss Mowbray tips loanee Simpson to make big impact at Gunners ARSENAL FC NEWS FROM ACROSS THE WEB  

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