Andrei Arshavin's Arsenal career seems to be on the line now after it was revealed in a number of British tabloids that Arsene Wenger will reportedly considered selling the Russian player in the January transfer window.
Even though Arsenal are definitely not short of cash right now – after the sale of summer Nasri and Cesc Fabregas in the summer, it seems that Arsene Wenger has grown frustrated about the performances from the Russian. Even though Andrei Arshavin impressed spectacularly during the early part of this Arsenal career, it has all gone horribly wrong in the recent seasons.
Andrei Arshavin has been struggling for both form and fitness and it seems that Arsene Wenger is prepared to cash in on the striker when his market value is pretty decent itself. The 30-year-old striker only has a few more years of high level football left in him and his transfer value is necessarily not going to increase over the next few years. Hence, Arsene Wenger is prepared to take a loss on the frontman and be interested in listening in offers for the Russian playmaker. One of the reasons that has been branded about for the apparent failure of Andrei Arshavin in North London is the system Arsenal use.
The 4-3-3 formation is necessarily not the perfect system for Andrei Arshavin, who likes to play just behind the striker. He has been utilised as a winger by Arsene Wenger and it has not necessarily suited the Russian. It has also been revealed that Arsenal will be prepared to listen to offers for Tomas Rosicky and Marouane Chamakh. Despite being a free transfer, Marouane Chamakh is proving to be a great disappointment for Arsenal this season. Arsenal will be looking to reinvest the cash generated from the sale of these players.