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Arsenal emerge favourites for Zenit forward

Arsenal are reportedly interested in the services of Zenit St Petersburg striker Sardar Azmoun according to reports from Europe. Italian tabloid Area Napoli claims that the Gunners have contacted cult hero Andrey Arshavin over a move to sign Azmoun.

Azmoun is regarded as one of the best forwards in the Russian League and has attracted the interest of several clubs including Italian side Napoli. However, the report claims that Arsenal have the edge as Arshavin is in charge of transfers and they are hoping that his connection to the club could provide a better negotiation ground for the forward.

Arsenal are expected to strengthen in the summer with the club set to provide funds for Arteta to bring in relevant signings. It is believed that the Gunners are consulting with their scouting team to ascertain whether Azmoun would suit the Premier League.

With the uncertainty regarding the future of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, it is no surprise that the club are preparing for life outside the duo.

They could face domestic competition for his signature as Wet Ham and Leicester are keeping tabs on the striker. The coming weeks would determine whether a transfer bid would be made for the striker.