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Shock $26 million offer could end Arshavin’s Arsenal troubles

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Arsenal’s underperforming midfielder Andrey Arshavin could be set for a sensational move to Serie A title chasers Juventus, according to his agent.

However, Dennis Lachter has insisted there is still a long way to go before any potential deal is finalised due to questions Juventus’ financial muscle.

After making a brilliant start to his Gunners career, Arshavin has been off the boil so far this season and boss Arsene Wenger has had to reassure fans he will bounce back soon.

However, it is believed Arsenal will listen to offers in the range of £17 million, a value used to put off potential suitors.

The price tag would also re-coup the amount Arsenal parted with when they brought him to the Emirates Stadium on the January transfer deadline day two years ago.

And Arshavin’s agent has confirmed Juve are interested in his player but has also admitted he is happy to help the Gunners challenge for the Barclays Premier League title this season.

"There's a possibility of Andrei's move to Juventus," his agent, Dennis Lachter, told lifesports.ru. "But there are two things that can prevent this deal.

"First, Arsenal can win the Premier League this year. The gold medal of the English league is a dream of any footballer.

"Second is the financial ability of Juve as Arsenal are demanding no less than $26 million (£17 million) to release Arshavin.

"It's difficult for me to comment on certain items because he is a player who still has two-and-half-years on his contract with Arsenal and there are no formal offers.

"In any case I think it's just speculation. Juventus could have taken Arshavin two-and-a-half years ago, but they didn't want to.

"The player is happy in London. There could also be possibilities to move in January but, I repeat, we are talking about a player under contract and for which currently there is nothing concrete."

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