Russian club eye Arsenal playmaker signing as replacement for Spurs star

After David Bentley has returned from his loan at FC Rostov, the club are set to make a bid for...

After David Bentley has returned from his loan at FC Rostov, the club are set to make a bid for Arsenal’s Arshavin.

Reports suggest that Arsenal flop Andrei Arshavin could be returning to his native country. Despite historically being linked with Zenit St Petersburg, it is David Bentley’s former club FC Rostov that are set to snatch the Russian from under Zenit’s nose.

Unused at Spurs, Bentley was sent on-loan to Russia in September 2012 and appeared just six times for the club in two months. Now it is believed that Rostov, who lie in a disappointing 11th position in the Russian league currently, are planning an audacious move for Arshavin in a bit to boost their league status.

The Arsenal attacker has had limited opportunities at the Emirates’ Stadium this season. The 31-year-old has played just eleven times for the Gunners since August and nine of those appearances were as a substitute.

Now into the back end of his career, Arshavin understandably is thought to desire more playing time – and if he can’t get that at Arsenal then he will have to move elsewhere. A return to his home country of Russia would be an ideal destination for the playmaker, as he has never really settled in England after four years in North London.

Although Arshavin spent a brief time on-loan at Zenit last season, the club failed to offer a permanent move for the player and it appears that now the Russian may move to Rostov, in a effort to bring success to the club.

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