Aleksandr Kokorin could snub Arsenal over lack of silverware

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The agent of Dynamo Moscow striker Aleksandr Kokorin has today continued attempts to keep his client in the newspapers, suggesting that he could still leave the Russian club in January.

Cyril Loginov, who earlier this week revealed Arsenal had seen an audacious loan bid for Kokorin rejected in the summer, believes the 24-year-old will have a number of options, including the Emirates, when the transfer window reopens.

However, Loginov also suggested that Arsenal may not be the most attractive option for the Russia international. He thinks Wenger's less-than-impressive trophy list over the last decade could come back to haunt him should he renew his efforts to sign the striker.


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"Aleksandr could still move in the January transfer window," Loginov told News Today, according to FourFourTwo.

"That Dinamo turned down Arsenal in the last window does not mean he cannot move in the future.
"We have a great relationship with Dinamo Moscow's management.

"But I don't know whether Arsenal are the right club. I don't remember many outstanding achievements from them, except their recent FA Cup success. So I don't know what will happen."

Game over for Arsenal

Arsenal fans were crying out for Wenger to sign a new striker in the summer, although it is unlikely the relatively unknown Kokorin would have appeased those expecting a marquee addition like Karim Benzema.

If Arsenal did indeed launch a loan bid for Kokorin, it would have likely been in response to Danny Welbeck's serious knee injury. The former Manchester United striker underwent surgery on the affliction in August and is expected back in early January, nullifying the need for a new hitman.

Furthermore, Theo Walcott has impressed as Arsenal's lone striker so far this season, particularly in the recent 3-0 win over Manchester United. The performance led to a number of pundits, and Arsenal team-mate Olivier Giroud, praising the England international.

It is also likely to have cut Wenger's fleeting interest in Kokorin short.

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