Andrei Arshavin who was Arsenal’s record signing from Zenit St Petersburg is set to leave the Gunners and join Ligue 2 side Monaco.
Fanatix reports that the clubs are soon to agree a deal that would see Arsenal further depleting their squad with no confirmed signings in the January window.
Arshavin’s decline has been quite remarkable, and he rarely gets in the Arsenal matchday squad these days; instead linked with a move away to Reading, Lazio or Monaco.
Perceived laziness has not helped; nor has being deployed on the left wing instead of in his favoured position behind the striker – where he would have to do decidedly less tracking back than on the flank.
If he can return to his previous Gunners form in France – and it is easy to forget Arshavin once scored four goals against Liverpool at Anfield and the winner against Barcelona – AS Monaco could have a fine player on their hands.