TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta has reportedly contacted his former Gunners teammate Andrey Arshavin over a potential move for Zenit St. Petersburg’s Iranian striker Sardar Azmoun.
Azmoun, 25, has been in excellent form for Zenit once again this season – netting 14 goals in 29 appearances and boasting a creative side, with seven assists. But he is expected to leave this summer.
Indeed, Arsenal is keen with doubts over the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. Arteta has spoken to Arshavin, who is on a committee at Zenit to do with first-team transfers.
The Iranian is also experienced on the international stage netting 31 goals in just 46 caps for his country so far.