Former Arsenal forward Arshavin signs for Kazakh club Kairat
Mar. 18, 2016
MOSCOW (AP) — Former Arsenal forward Andrei Arshavin has moved to Kazakhstan, signing a one-year contract with Kairat Almaty.
Arshavin played 75 times for Russia's national team but his last international game was in 2012.
Last season, he won a third Russian league title with Zenit St. Petersburg but was not retained for 2015-16 and instead endured a difficult half-season with relegation-threatened Kuban Krasnodar.
Arshavin's deal at Kairat, which finished second in the Kazakh league in 2015, has an option for a one-year extension.
This season, FC Astana became Kazakhstan's first club to play in the group stage of the Champions League.