Andrei Arshavin has rejected a 6 month loan deal to Reading.
The Premier League strugglers met with the Russian international, but were unable to come to an agreement that would see him move to the Madjeski Stadium until the end of the season.
It would also have brought Arshavin to the end of his Arsenal contract. Having joined the club for £13m in January 2009, and starting with an incredible bang, his career has dwindled to the point of non-existence.
He was sent packing on loan last February and this summer was offered to Zenit and a number of other Russian clubs for free, but despite some interest no move was forthcoming because he did not want to leave London.
It remains to be seen if Reading, or another Premier League club, will rekindle their interest in him. If not he’ll see out his Arsenal contract, making the bench every now and again, maybe, or thrust into action because of an injury crisis.