Zenit distracted by Arshavin transfer saga

August 27, 2008
By Jon Carter
Having won their first Russian title since 1984 and beating Rangers in the UEFA Cup final, Zenit St. Petersburg should still be on a high. Yet the prolonged transfer saga involving their best player Andrei Arshavin, since his impressive performances for Russia in Euro 2008, has turned the champions into a side totally unrecognisable from last year.

With weeks of speculation surrounding the Russian playmaker, the club now seem ready to lower their £19.7million asking price in order to ...

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