Russian striker Andrei Arshavin is pushing forward for a move to Fulham after being sidelined at the North London club. The 31 year-old has already turned down a move to Reading this winter over financial disagreements and would prefer a move to Craven Cottage at the earliest.
The Russian forward is an academy product of Zenit St Petersburg and moved to Arsenal in 2009. After a slow start to the 2011/12 season, Arshavin spent the second half of the season at Zenit. Although his loan was rather successful and the club were keen on taking him back permanently, his comments following Russia’s early exit from the 2012 Euro broke up the return to his homeland.
The Russian has been a fringe member of Arsenal’s squad this season, making just 2 starts all season. The forward’s contract at Arsenal expires this summer and he is keen on engineering a move across London this winter, revealed Tribal Football. Arsenal would also be interested in a deal that would bring in some finances rather than lose him for nothing.
Fulham had also expressed an interest in signing the unwanted striker last summer but a deal failed to come through. However, Arsenal have plans to bring in Barca striker David Villa this winter and the Gunners would be more than happy to cut ties with Arshavin in a cut price deal.