HATCHET MAN: Zent must not give in to Arshavin over Arsenal move

22 January 2009 09:47
Troublesome: Andrei Arshavin     More from .   VIEW FULL ARCHIVE   Craig Bellamy is the latest example and manager Gianfranco Zola didn't even need that much persuading to offload the troublemaker. Arshavin in Russia is a very different story. Along with his agent, he seems to have been pleading to leave and threatening to go on strike ever since he made his name at the European Championships last summer. His club has enough money to not need to sell and, seeing as he agreed a very lucrative deal with them, they are holding on to him unless the transfer fee gets ridiculous. Agent Dennis Lachter, with echoes of Sepp Blatter's ridiculous claim about Cristiano Ronaldo last summer, insisted the club's behaviour was 'barbaric'. In reality it is a victory for common sense.

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