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Zenit open to Arshavin return

April 26, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Russian Premier League side Zenit St Petersburg have confirmed they would be interested in re-signing unsettled Arsenal midfielder Andrei Arshavin.

Andrei Arshavin
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Arshavin, who joined Arsenal for a club record £15 million fee in January 2009, has struggled to hit top form this season and the Russia international has been linked with a move away from the Emirates in the summer.

And his former club would welcome back the 29-year-old, if Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger decides to sell him.

"Zenit's doors are always open for Andrei," Zenit's sporting director Igor Korneev told Talksport.

"If his situation at Arsenal does not improve and he's not comfortable in London, we can study this issue in time for next season."