.By METRO SPORT REPORTER - 10th June, 2012 inShare.0 0..
Alan Dzagoev lined up as Andrei Arshavin's replacement at Arsenal
Arsenal are ready to cut their losses on Andrei Arshavin and replace him with his Russian international team-mate Alan Dzagoev.
Alan Dzagoev celebrates scoring his second and Russia's third goal against the Czech Republic (Picture: AFP/Getty)
.In February Arshavin re-joined Zenit St Petersburg in a loan deal that will expire after Euro 2012, but the Gunners are prepared to listen to offers for a permanent transfer for the 31-year-old.
Despite Arshavin's failure to adapt to the English game, Arsene Wenger's team are said to be ready to invest in Dzagoev, who many people see as his compatriot's eventual successor in the national team.
The 21-year-old scored a brace in Russia's 4-1 demolition of the Czech Republic in the second game of Euro 2012 on Friday.
Despite his young age the attacking midfielder has already played more than 100 games for CSKA Moscow and scored five goals in his first eight caps for the national side.
Although Dzagoev could be available on a cut price deal with his contract due to expire at the end of next season, Arsenal could yet face competition for his signature from London rivals Chelsea.
The Blues are currently in rebuilding mode and are especially looking for reinforcements in attack, and Dzagoev - a self-confessed Chelsea fan - could fit the bill.
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*Signing Ozil is a signing Bergkamp type moment for Arsenal. It changes things utterly.*