Arshavin on Khazar’s radar
Several clubs in Azerbaijan are in a financial position to sign
Andrey Arshavin should he depart Arsenal in the summer, according
to a Khazar Lankaran spokesman.
Arshavin has fallen out of favour in North London, failing to
make a single Premier League start this season and notching up a
total of just 11 appearances.
Reports in Russia suggest clubs in Azerbaijan and Australia have
their eye on the 31-year-old, whose contract with the Gunners is
due to expire in the summer.
Yalchin Aliyev, a spokesman of Azerbaijan club Khazar, says his
side are among four of the country’s Premier League sides who have
the funds to try and tempt Arshavin.
Former Wales boss John Toshack recently took over as manager at
the club and Aliyev says the manager will consider which areas of
his squad need strengthening.
He told izvestia.ru: “At the moment there are only four teams in
Azerbaijan who could be ready to pay for such a player as
“Apart from Khazar it’s Quabala, Neftci and Baki.
“We have a new coach: the popular John Toshack. At the moment he
has to check the squad and decide in which positions he should
strengthen the team.”