Gunners look to beat Liverpool, Newcastle and Toffees to £12million Hleb replacement !

Arsenal are looking to sign Russian midfielder Andrei Arshavin according to reports in the Daily Mirror today.

The 27 year has played his whole professional career with Zenit Saint Petersburg. However he has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League for the last few seasons with Liverpool, Arsenal, Newcastle and Everton all looking like possible destinations for the attacking midfielder.

Arsene Wenger is thought to be very keen to snatch up the £12 million rated Russian, especially with the rumoured exit of Alexander Hleb to Barcelona. It is extremely unlikely that a deal will be struck with any club before the end of Russia's Euro 2008 campaign, and the UEFA Cup Champions are thought to be very stubborn with their £12 million evaluation of the player.