By Richard Clarke

Arsenal will not break their wage structure to buy Andrei Arshavin or anyone else.

Arsène Wenger has been strongly linked with the Russian playmaker in the media. However, speaking ahead of the game with Everton, the Frenchman said he had not agreed a fee or discussed a salary with the player. If and when he does, the 27-year-old will have to fit in with the Club’s existing arrangements.

“The players who come in here are all on our wage structure or they do not come in,” he said. “It’s as simple as that. Nobody will come in above the highest level we have here."

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