Arsenal end interest in Kokorin

The 24-year-old is expected to leave Dinamo Moscow, but the Gunners are not set to follow up their interest in the Russia international during the January transfer window
Arsenal are no longer interested in Aleksandr Kokorin, according to former Dinamo Moscow sporting director Konstantin Sarsania.

The Gunners, who signed midfielder Mohamed Elneny from Basel earlier this month, were heavily linked with the 24-year-old ahead of the January transfer window.

And while Sarsania expects the forward to leave the club in the near future, he does not anticipate a bid from Arsenal. 

“I don’t know where Kokorin will continue his career," Sarsania told Sport Ekspress. "There was interest on the part of Arsenal, but now there is not."

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Prior to Arsenal's goalless draw with Stoke City on Sunday, Arsene Wenger suggested he will not move to sign a forward because he is unlikely to find a better player than Danny Welbeck, who is nearing a return from injury.

"I would prefer to have the players back from injuries," Wenger told reporters.

"Welbeck is two to three weeks away and I am confident I will not find a better player than Welbeck on the market."