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By ESPN Staff

Arshavin agent says Arsenal would be ideal

Andrei Arshavin's agent has revealed that Arsenal would be an ideal destination for the Russian midfielder due to the influence of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger. Dennis Lachter told Sky Sports News his client rates the Frenchman highly. 'The stable situation in the club and the influence of Arsene Wenger to Arsenal and to English football is huge. I think this is an advantage,' Lachter told Sky Sports News. 'If Arsenal go for Arshavin it could be really good for both parties. Arsenal is a very young team and Arshavin is 27. 'There's something about combining young and older players, they propagate attacking football.' The Russia international was one of the stars of Euro 2008. His two goals helped Guus Hiddink's outsiders reach the semi-finals of the tournament where they fell to tournament winners Spain. The Zenit St Petersburg player was subject of interest from Spanish giants Barcelona but it now appears he has his sights set on a move to London. The transfer may be held up until Alexander Hleb makes his long-awaited move to Barcelona. The Belarussian midfielder may have hastened his departure after comments he made criticising Wenger and Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas appeared in the press last week. Lachter also suggested that new Barca manager Pep Guardiola's lack of experience could impact on his client's desire to join the Camp Nou giants. 'Guardiola was an excellent player, but no one knows what kind of a manager he is,' he said.

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