Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he expects winger Andrey Arshavin to leave the Emirates this summer.
The Russian international is out of contract in the summer and will not be offered a new deal by the North London club, leaving him to find a new club.
It is expected that the 31 year old will go back to his native country to join one of the big, improving clubs with Zenit St Petersburg the favourites.
Arshavin cost Arsenal £15million in 2009 but has failed to make much of an impact over the past 18 months where his opportunities in the first team being few and far between.
Wenger has praised his big money signing and stated that he has given 100% commitment in every training session despite not being involved in the first team.
Despite his terrific attitude, Wenger doesn’t see Arshavin playing many more games for the Gunners.
“He will decide what to do. I don’t think he will stay here because he doesn’t play enough,” Wenger told Sky Sports.
“I must say that publicly I would like to give him credit, because he is working absolutely every session at 100% commitment.
“He has been questioned about his commitment many times. If you saw him every day you would respect him for what he is doing on a daily basis. It is absolutely fantastic.”
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