The player will not want to stay if Barcelona or Arsenal realy want him.Right now, Zenit are 18 points off the top of the RPL table. I don't care how many matches they have in hand...that is an enormous cliff to climb, and one that I don't think can be scaled without AA.
In addition, Zenit have openly stated that they would like to be competitive in the CL, maybe even reach the last 16 with a bit of luck. But does anyone really see them doing that without Arshavin? I don't.
So that's why moving in January '09 makes sense, even if AA bitches about it. Simply put, I don't think Zenit can afford to lose him.
I know he wants to leave, but it is very possible that Zenit will talk him into staying on until Jan. '09.The player will not want to stay if Barcelona or Arsenal realy want him.
Zenit needs to go buy new players but nothing so far,the only rumour is czech cb rozhenal from lazio.
Lomberts will only return in november.I know he wants to leave, but it is very possible that Zenit will talk him into staying on until Jan. '09.
As for new players, they need a striker and another midfielder. Hubocan, Lombaerts, Krizanac, and Shirokov are a nice quartet of CB's, and KDJ's return takes care of the left flank.
The match against Spartak Nalchik (originally scheduled for this Tuesday, 1 July) has been moved to the 9th of July. So Zenit's next match isn't until next Sunday, 6 July (home against Tom).So will Arshavin join the team for the match on Tuesday?
The transfer market is open now, and will not close until midnight of 31 August.When does the transfer market reopen exactly?
Zenit28,Bazhenov is a better option then Prudnikov,i realy don't like prudnikov.zenit have to be active in the transfer market, and its probably gonna cost them alot, but they can alos find decent players in the rpl to bolster their squad without breaking the bank,i think zenit need to look into purchasing prudnikov from spartak, ive seen him play a couple of times and hes a very talented young player and has also been linked with chelsea, also eremenko from saturn wouldnt be a bad buy either, hes an excellent dead ball player and is a good sub or replacement for sirl and dominguez on the wings, as for zenit getting any decent players from the top european teams, good luck, even though they have a good side, money, and champions league football its hard to convince most euro players to play in russia let alone stay for more then one season(maniche)