Arsenal Star Andrey Arshavin Wants To End Career At Zenit St Petersburg

Other News Materials 21 June 2009 23:38 (UTC +04:00)

Andrey Arshavin, a man whose impact at Arsenal in the second half of last season marked him out as one of the transfer coups of the campaign, has stated that he'd like to return to Russia and end his career with Zenit St Petersburg, the club he left to join the Gunners in January, Goal.com reported.

"I played for Zenit for a long time and now I want to play abroad and then return to St Petersburg to finish my career here," Arshavin told Radio Zenit.

The Russian international, who can occupy a variety of playmaking roles, either through the middle or on the flanks, spent nine years at Zenit between 2000 and 2009, winning a host of trophies, including the Russian Premier League, the Russian Cup and the UEFA Cup.

Arshavin reportedly has no plans to leave Arsenal just yet and hopes to add to his impressive personal tally of winners' medals by helping to bring some much needed silverware to the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal's last trophy was the FA Cup in 2005, it is a dearth of honours that continues to trouble many associated with the club.