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Zenit St Petersburg sack Advocaat

Zenit St Petersburg have sacked the club's Dutch coach Dick Advocaat because of a run of poor form since he announced he was going to become Belgium's national coach next year, the club said today.

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No time to sell, insists Van Persie

Dutchman insists Arsenal cannot afford to lose big names again this summer

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Andrei Arshavin is the first opposing player to score four at Anfield since the 1946-47 season

Van Persie ruled out for Arsenal

Arsenal will be without striker Robin van Persie for Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg trip to Villarreal with a groin injury.

Wenger backs Platini cash curbs

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger feels clubs should not be able to spend "artificial money".

Arshavin deal ignored at Premier League meeting

The Andrei Arshavin saga finally looks to be at an end after today's Premier League board meeting passed without discussion of the transfer.

Gazidis plays down Arshavin 'drama'

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis feels the protracted transfer of Andrei Arshavin has been overly "dramatised".

Arsenal complete Arshavin signing

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Russia playmaker Andrei Arshavin.

Arsenal fans await Arshavin confirmation

Arsenal fans were this morning still waiting on official confirmation of the Gunners' bid to land Andrei Arshavin.

Arsenal persistence set to pay off over Arshavin

Arsenal hope to announce today that they have finally signed Andrei Arshavin for a club record £15m fee, which could rise to as much as £17m, after a day of extraordinary brinksmanship that, for several hours at least, left the deal severely in the balance.

Arsenal will not budge on Arshavin transfer

Wenger defends his lucrative contract and club's thrifty spending policy

Arshavin demands threaten Arsenal move

Andrei Arshavin's move to Arsenal is in danger of collapse because of the player's refusal to reign in his financial demands, Zenit St Petersburg general director Maxim Mitrofanov told Reuters today.

Arsenal at last close in on record deal for Arshavin

Arsenal appear to have finally struck a deal to sign Andrei Arshavin from Zenit St Petersburg for what would eventually be a club record fee of £17m. Sources in Russia claimed last night that Arsenal had raised their offer to sign the 27-year-old, who can play as a striker or attacking midfielder, close to his club’s valuation.

Arsenal continue Arshavin chase

Arsenal look to be closing in on their pursuit of Russia international Andrei Arshavin - provided they can overcome the hurdle of the "unacceptable" fee demanded by Zenit St Petersburg, according to the player's agent.

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