Andrey Arshavin has revealed manager Arsene Wenger is keen to keep him at the Emirates this summer.

The Russian playmaker has been linked with a move away from north London this summer, with clubs in Turkey, France and Spain all thought to be keen on signing the 30-year-old.

However, the former Zenit St Petersburg star has confirmed that Wenger is keen for him to continue plying his trade with the Gunners, despite struggling to hold down a first team place with the side last season.

"The manager wants to continue working with me," he told The Sun.

Arshavin's quotes come a fortnight after Wenger insisted he was keen to keep the player at Arsenal amidst claims he was looking to cash in on the £15 million purchase from January 2009.

"Yes, I expect him to be at Arsenal next season," Wenger told Arsenal TV earlier in the month.


The Gunners have been linked with a host of attacking players in recent weeks, with Wenger confirming that he's set to spend this summer. Arshavin appears willing to fight for his place though, and his immediate future appears tied to the Emirates.

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