The most talked about Arsenal transfer rumour this morning is the fact that the Russian midfielder Andrei Arshavin is set to join Reading as soon as the window opens. It has even been reported in the local Reading Chronicle yesterday who are known to have contacts at the Majedski Stadium.
The deal with the Gunners is expected to be finalised quickly in early January, although the Chronicle says that Reading are only willing to pay £4 million whereas Arsenal are wanting £5 million.
Reading are fully expected to be putting in the first bid next week, but it seems that Fulham and Zenit St Petersburg are also interested in Arshavin, although the little maestro isn’t very keen on leaving his settled family life in London.
There will be many Arsenal fans hoping that Arshavin is only the start of a clearout of peripheral players (we all know who they are!) from the Emirates, hopefully making room for one superduper player to arrive…..