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Andrei Arshavinspent several years at Zenit Saint Petersburg before he signed for Premier League side Arsenal during the 2009 winter transfer window. The diminutive attacker attracted interest from a lot of clubs shortly after the Euro 2008 tournament, but he didn't leave Zenit immediately. He was one of the best players at Euro 2008 as Russia reached the last four of the tournament.

Arsenal paid around £15m to secure the transfer of Andrei Arshavin from Zenit in January 2009. His move was a club-record for the Gunners at the time. He was in North London until the final months of the 2011/12 season. He was linked with a move to Russia club Anzhi Makhachkala before he reunited with GuusHiddink at Zenit at the end of the Russian winter transfer window in February 2012.Arshavin and Hiddink worked together for several years in the Russian senior national team. He was loaned from Arsenal to Zenit for the remainder of the 2011/12 season. His return to Zenit was confirmed around 40 seconds before the end of the deadline.

Andrei Arshavin sealed a return to Russian side Zenit in a bid to improve his form ahead of the Euro 2012 tournament. His second Zenit debut came in the 2-2 draw with CSKA Moscow in the league game played on March 3, 2012.Arshavinwas not available for the 2-0 loss to Benfica in the last 16 of the Champions League as he was ineligible.
In his second spell at Zenit, Andrei Arshavinscored three times in 11 appearances. He returned to Arsenal at the end of his loan spell in the summer of 2012. At the Euro 2012 tournament, 2008 Ballond'or nominee Arshavin didn't make much of an impact for the Russian national team in comparison to the Euro 2008 tournament.