Friday 20 April 2018

Arshavin leaves Arsenal

ARSENAL have further boosted their transfer firepower by freeing up around £10m in wages with the news that Andrei Arshavin, Denilson and Sebastien Squillaci will all leave the club when their contracts expire this month.

All three players have contributed little to Arsenal during the past two years but the club were unable to find buyers who would match their salaries.

Marouane Chamakh, Nicklas Bendtner and Johan Djourou are others who Arsenal would surely hope to lose from their wage bill this summer, but they all still have at least one year remaining on their contracts.

It is understood that Arshavin, Squillaci and Denilson were on £85,000, £60,000 and £45,000 a week respectively.

Arshavin remains Arsenal's record signing following his £15m arrival in 2009, but he showed only sporadic glimpses of the brilliance he displayed in so impressing Wenger for Russia during Euro 2008 after memorably scored all four in a 4-4 draw against Liverpool shortly after his arrival.

Irish Independent

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