Arshavin set to rejoin Zenit in £8m deal rather than Lazio

Yesterday it was widely reported that the Serie A club Lazio were keen on making a move for Arsenal’s out-of-favour midfielder Andrei Arshavin, but according to a report this morning it is already decided that he will be moving back to the Russian League with Zenit St. Petersburg.

Recently Arsenal gave Arshavin a pay rise to compensate for his losses from the new tax codes, but made no attempt to extend his contract and are quite happy for him to move on at the end of the season.