Former Arsenal star Andriy Arshavin believes that Sardar Azmoun needs to go away Zenit St Petersburg. The Iran worldwide beforehand admitted to Soccer RU that Tottenham Hotspur have been one in every of a number of European golf equipment to have missed out on the possibility to sign him on the shut of the summer season’s transfer window. A number of months on, it appears as if Spurs’ north London rivals at the moment are involved in signing the 26-year-old, who continues to be linked to Lyon and Bayer Leverkusen. With his contract operating down at Zenit, Azmoun – who was as soon as labelled as Iran’s reply to Lionel Messi by journalists – shall be allowed to go away on a free transfer in the summertime and is permitted to barter a pre-contractual settlement with golf equipment as early as January. And it seems as if he is able to transfer on, or at the least that is the opinion of former Gunners winger, Arshavin.
“Azmoun has a want to go away,” he told Sport24, by way of HITC. “Both sides are behaving overtly and actually. The participant needs to go away. Azmun stays an expert, he had a superb first half (of the season). But we can not power Serdar to remain. “Azmoun, at Zenit, can solely get replaced by a foreigner. It is necessary to search out one. I don’t see an identical participant in Russia.” Arshavin spent nearly all of his profession together with his beloved Zenit earlier than signing for Arsenal in a deal value £15million – a then membership report price – in 2009. Have your say on what Arsenal ought to do within the January transfer window under He spent three years in north London earlier than returning to the Russian outfit in 2012 – firstly on mortgage earlier than a deal was made everlasting in 2013. Arshavin confirmed moments of brilliance in a pink and white shirt however struggled for consistency on the Emirates. Nevertheless, if Mikel Artea and the Gunners do pursue a deal for Azmoun, they’ll be hoping for higher luck this time round.