Wenger still waits on Arshavin

29 January 2009 08:28
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted that there is still work to do on a potential deal to sign Zenit St Petersburg ace Andrei Arshavin. The Gunners boss was speaking after seeing his side net a last-minute equaliser in the 1-1 draw at Everton, with the Frenchman confirming that negotiations are at a tricky stage. He said: "There is nothing new on Arshavin, I have been concentrating on the game and not taking calls. "But the deal is maybe 90 per cent completed. However, the final ten per cent of any deal can be the most difficult. "Maybe in the next two days. In this kind of job it can be difficult at this stage because people can change their minds completely." Meanwhile, Wenger was upbeat after seeing Robin van Persie strike deep into stoppage time at Goodison Park. He added: "It was a game of quality and we were playing against a good team, and we needed character to come back like that in injury-time. "You cannot predict you will score that late, but I knew the team would keep going and we have shown that again. "It was very important not to lose. We needed to keep Everton at a distance from us and three points would have put them very close to us."

Source: ESA