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Football: Russia's Arshavin returns to home club Zenit

Russia's former international captain Andrei Arshavin has agreed a two-year deal to return to his native club Zenit St Petersburg after a frustrating half decade at London's Arsenal, Zenit announced Thursday. The return of Arshavin, 32, to Zenit had been rumoured in the Russian press for several days but the final signing of the deal had apparently been delayed by wrangling over the small print. "One of the best footballers in Russia of the last decade is returning to his home city," Zenit said in a statement, confirming that the contract was for two years.

Football: 'Prodigal son' Arshavin returns home to Zenit

Russia's former international captain Andrei Arshavin has agreed a two-year deal to return to his native club Zenit St Petersburg after a frustrating half decade at London's Arsenal, Zenit announced Thursday. The return of Arshavin, 32, to Zenit had been rumoured in the Russian press for several days but the final signing of the deal had apparently been delayed by wrangling over the small print. "One of the best footballers in Russia of the last decade is returning to his home city," Zenit said in a statement, confirming that the contract was for two years.

Football: Arshavin to seal Zenit return - report

Former Russian captain Andrei Arshavin was expected Monday to seal his return to Zenit Saint Petersburg, the club that launched his career, after a fallow half decade at Arsenal. The Sport Express daily said that Arshavin's move back to Zenit could be announced later Monday after he won the backing of the club's owner, the gas giant Gazprom. "We have to remember that Arshavin is a product of Zenit. And I think it right that a product of Zenit finishes his career at his native club," Gazprom chief executive Alexei Miller was quoted as saying.

Football: Denisov quits Zenit, Arshavin may return

Zenit St Petersburg's Russian international midfielder Igor Denisov has agreed terms to leave the club for Dagestani big spenders Anzhi, while Andrei Arshavin is in talks to return to his native club from Arsenal, reports said Friday. The Sport Express and Sovietsky Sport newspapers said both teams had agreed on Denisov's move to Makhachkala-based Anzhi and the final contract would be signed in the next days.
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