Andrey Arshavin is set to rejoin Russian Premier League club Zenit St. Petersburg on July 1, when his contract with Arsenal officially expires.

Arshavin, who began his career at Zenit, joined Arsenal in February 2009 and enjoyed an excellent debut season in England, most memorably scoring four goals in a Premier League match against Liverpool in a 4-4 draw at Anfield in April of the same year.

The 32-year-old made a total of 144 appearances and scored 31 goals during his time with Arsenal. Last season, Arshavin made 11 first team appearances, contributing one goal and five assists.

Everyone at Arsenal would like to thank Andrey for his contribution to the Club and wish him well for the future.

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