Russia Euro 2012: Arshavin @ Zenit St Petersburg

Andrey Arshavin, Russia National Team

Russian Captain Andrey Arshavin @ Zenit St Petersburg

Aandre Arshavin, Zenit St Petersburg

"I hope here in Zenit I will receive everything I need to prepare for the 2012 European championships in the best possible way," said Arshavin.

"I believe that it's been the best possible decision for me — to return to my native town, to help my native club and myself.

"Zenit made me the right offer at the right time as I was having certain problems at Arsenal with too little match practice."

"It was unlikely for me to join any other club as Zenit were the only side who made Arsenal and me a serious proposal."

Arshavin was regarded as one of Europe's leading players when he moved to Arsenal in a £15million transfer three years ago.

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