Wenger chasing Dzagoev

Arsene Wenger is reportedly interested in bringing Alan Dzagoev to Arsenal.

The Russian winger is currently in action at Euro 2012 and has impressed in his opening two matches with his sterling performances.

The 21-year-old currently plays his club football in his home country for CSKA Moscow and could be a replacement for Russia captain and Gunners winger Andrey Arshavin, who looks set to be shown the exit door after disappointing since his arrival from Zenit St Peteresburg in January 2009.

The Daily Mail reports that the Moscow outfit value Dzagoev at around £13m but he could move for a smaller price as his contract is set to expire this December.

Dzagoev turns 22 on Sunday and made his international debut as an 18-year-old before going on to earn selection for the 2012 World Cup in South Africa.

He has over 20 caps for the Russians and has chipped in with seven goals in that time.

As for club football, Dzagoev made the move to his current employers in 2008 from Russian second division club Krylia Sovetov-SOK and scored six goals in 37 matches for them, having first appeared for the side as a 16-year-old.

Since his move to the capital, the winger has played over 100 times for CSKA and has 26 goals to his name.

His performances at Euro 2012 so far have already attracted the interest of a number of top European managers, with Wenger supposedly very keen on the Russian.

Dzagoev is known for his wonderful movement behind the striker as well as his great vision and scintillating pace and would fit perfectly in Arsenal’s 4-3-3 formation.

After securing the signature of Germany’s Lukas Poldoski and it looking increasingly likely that France forward Olivier Giroud will make the move to the Emirates, Wenger is keen on bringing another quality player to Arsenal in order to help persuade captain Robin Van Persie to stay.

Matt Cotton



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One Response to Wenger chasing Dzagoev

  1. June 16, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    Hope wenger is not trying to make us a fool ! If you are to sign players pls do that fast and stop giving us rumours…. Giroud and M'Villa are expected in AFC?

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