Aleksandr Kokorin: who is the Dynamo Moscow striker linked with Arsenal move?

The 24-year-old could make Gunners switch

Aleksandr Kokorin lines up for Russia
Aleksandr Kokorin lines up for Russia

Aleksandr Kokorin is reportedly on the brink of signing for Arsenal from Dynamo Moscow. But who is the Russian forward linked with a move to the Emirates?

The 24-year-old began his youth career with Locomotiv Moscow before moving to Dynamo Moscow.

He quickly became an integral part of the Dynamo side, making 24 league appearances in 2009.

Anzhi Makhachkala met his €19m (£13m) release clause in July of 2013, but he never played an official match for Anzhi. He was injured when he signed and then by August, when the whole Anzhi squad was put up for sale he was signed again by Dynamo, ending his brief spell.

Aleksandr Kokorin in action for Dynamo Moscow

Kokorin, who can play as both as central striker and an attacking midfielder, has made a total of 32 appearances for the Russian national team, scoring eight goals, one of which was in last year's World Cup in the 1-1 draw with Algeria.

He has, however, yet to score more than 10 league goals in a single season.

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