Wenger 'hopeful' of clinching Arshavin deal

15 January 2009 02:44
By Chris Harris Arsène Wenger admits he is no closer to signing Andrei Arshavin - but he is hopeful of completing a deal for the Russian international.Arsenal have been heavily linked with the Zenit St. Petersburg playmaker in recent weeks as Wenger looks to bolster his squad in the wake of long-term injuries to Cesc Fabregas, Theo Walcott and Tomas Rosicky.Reports this week claimed that Arsenal have had a bid for Arshavin turned down and Wenger was asked for the latest developments when he faced the media at his pre-match press conference."

Source: Arsenal