Russian forward Andrei Arshavin is set to join Kairat Almaty, French daily newspaper L’Equipe has suggested.
The 34-year-old has reportedly agreed a one-year deal with the Kazakh side that ended the previous campaign as runners up, finishing one point behind champions Astana.
Kairat clearly have big ambitions for the upcoming season as witnessed by their latest capture.
Andrei Arshavin has largely struggled for form ever since he left Arsenal back in July 2013, and he could only make eight league appearances for Kuban Krasnodar after joining from Zenit.
The veteran forward enjoyed the most successful periods of his career playing for Zenit and Arsenal, but the general impression is that he never quite managed to realise his full potential.
Arshavin was a fans’ favourite at the Emirates as he would often share intricate details from his personal life with the media, while his laid back attitude won him a lot of admirers.