Arshavin Tottenham deal would delight Pavlyuchenko

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Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko admits he would welcome the arrival of Russia team-mate Andrei Arshavin at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham discussed a deal for Arshavin in the summer following the playmaker's eye-catching Euro 2008 for his country, but a fee was not agreed and he has remained with Zenit St Petersburg, where he will stay until at least the January transfer window.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp had previously suggested there will not be much money to spend for anyone next month, although Pavlyuchenko would still relish Arshavin's arrival.

"Yes of course, I would very much like that," said the striker. "I haven't talked to him and all I know is that Arshavin wants to join a good European team."

In the meantime, Pavlyuchenko is looking to build on the seven goals he has netted since arriving from Spartak Moscow at the end of the previous transfer window.

The deal was seen as a panic buy in the wake of Robbie Keane leaving and Dimitar Berbatov angling for a move, but the 26-year-old has gradually adapted to his new surroundings.

"I feel very comfortable, I am very happy about everything," he said.

"I knew about English football before, I knew that it was different from Russian football so I expected things to be different, so I prepared myself for it."

Despite getting off the mark in his third appearance, Pavlyuchenko struggled under former boss Juande Ramos, with a nagging ankle complaint hindering his progress.

It was not helped by Pavlyuchenko being ineligible for Uefa Cup matches after playing for Spartak earlier in the competition, which meant Ramos had specific matches in which he wanted to play the striker.

That led to Ramos receiving criticism from Russia about playing him against Stoke as Guus Hiddink's backroom staff for the national team thought he was unfit.

Getting rid of Ramos was a change for Spurs and a change for Pavlyuchenko, and since Redknapp's appointment as manager he has scored six goals in eight appearances.

"The club has changed and the results have changed, everybody has noticed that," said Pavlyuchenko.

"I didn't have the chance to work for a long time with the previous manager so it's difficult to judge what the differences are.

"But one thing I can say for sure is that with Harry, the players have opened up more to the game so this is the main change."

Redknapp has kept things simple, even down to his instructions through an interpreter for Pavlyuchenko.

When he came off the bench against Liverpool, Redknapp told the interpreter "just tell him to run about", and the result was a last-gasp goal that snatched victory in a match Spurs should have lost.

Pavlyuchenko and Darren Bent have only started one game together under Redknapp but the Russian insists they can play together.

"Everybody keeps saying there is a difficulty between us but I don't feel that there is a problem there," he said.

"It's only been three months effectively, it's too early to judge the relationship, but in practice games we pass to each other a lot and we seem to be able to find our game.

"It is impossible to expect that any person joining the club would immediately fit in with everybody, plus there is also a language barrier there, but as the time comes it will develop."

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