Key News: Andrei Arshavin is officially an Arsenal player.
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Wednesday 4 February
Tuesday 3 February
21:50 Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger waxes lyrical about Andrei Arshavin, his latest acquisition.
19:24 Agent Phil Smith reveals that Arsenal's attempt to bring Andrei Arshavin over from Zenit almost fell through.
18:28 In limited English, Andrei Arshavin declares himself 'happy to be a Gunner.'
17:16 A report in the Russian press has it that the Arshavin move is "50/50", according to an FA official. Nonetheless sources in the UK state that it is ready to take place any minute...
Monday 2 February
19:56 Some good news for Gunners? Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has denied that the Andrei Arshavin deal is dead, and says that it is likely to proceed!
18:33 A Zenit spokesman says that Andrei Arshavin's move to Arsenal is off - but we don't think the saga is over quite yet. Stay with us. There will be an update within an hour.
18:00 The UK transfer window is closed. No new deals can now be set in motion. No unexpected transfers will take place. However, the Arshavin move, due to its still being active and taking place "in principle," MAY still happen thanks to an FA extension!
17:58 Nothing has changed in the last half hour as the transfer window comes to an end. Still, as the transfer is still open "in principle" it may not be subject to the deadline.
13:15 The fat lady hasn't sung just yet: talks are actually ongoing between Arsenal and Andrei Arshavin.
10:00 It looks like it's all off! Andrei Arshavin has reportedly left his Hertfordshire hotel base in order to seek the first private jet out of England after talks break down. But they may resume later in the morning...
Sunday 1 February
22:52 Is it finally happening?! According to reports, Andrei Arshavin is flying from St. Petersburg to London for Arsenal talks...
20:04 Despite the Gunners' 0-0 draw with West Ham at the weekend, coach Arsene Wenger says that Arsenal are in no need of 'saviour' Andrei Arshavin alone.
Saturday 31 January (all times CET)
00:22 Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has explained exactly why he wants Andrei Arshavin of Zenit at the Emirates.
15:32 Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger claims that in fact no work permit was issued for Andrei Arshavin - or anyone else - contrary to earlier reports.
15:26 A Russian tabloid report claims that Arshavin is refusing to train during Zenit's pre-season camp in the UAE.
10:09 Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says that the Arshavin deal is '90 Per Cent Completed' and hopes that the situation will be concluded within 48 hours.
22:24 Zenit beat Litex Lovech 1-0 in their Dubai training camp. Andrei Arshavin does not take part, fuelling speculation that a move is upcoming.
16:13 Former Arsenal legend Paul Merson argues that Arshavin would bring nothing new to the Emirates table in terms of play style.
15:21 Arsene Wenger announces that it's "all quiet" on the Arsahvin front, and advises reporters to stick to official sources.
10:09 Official news: Zenit state that they have practically accepted an offer from Arsenal, and only Arshavin's personal terms remain as an obstacle to a transfer.
14:48 Andrei's former Zenit teammate, Martin Skrtel, states that Arshavin would prefer to go to Spain than England.
14:00 Reports emerge stating that Arshavin could use a FIFA clause to buy out the remainder of his contract, although this probably would not take place until November.
12:30 A report in The Guardian indicates that Arshavin could go on strike if he is not permitted to leave for the Gunners.
00:09 Rumours that Arshavin is set to leave gather pace as Zenit look to sign Juventus' Vincenzo Iaquinta by way of attacking replacement.
00:01 It is reported that Zenit are set to 'reject' Arsenal's 'final' offer, but negotiations actually continue.