Arsenal release Arshavin, Denilson, Squillaci

Arshavin's is the most high-profile departure. The Russian international joined from Zenit Saint Petersburg in February 2009 and made an instant impression, notably scoring four goals in a 4-4 draw at Liverpool four months after his arrival.

updated: June 19, 2013 20:09 IST
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London: Arsenal announced on Wednesday that Russian playmaker Andrey Arshavin, Brazilian midfielder Denilson and French centre-back Sebastien Squillaci will all leave the club when their contracts expire at the end of June.

All three players were expected to move on in the close season, after slipping down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium.

"Andrey Arshavin, Denilson and Sebastien Squillaci will leave the club when they come to the end of their contracts on June 30, and Arsenal would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their contribution and wish them well for the future," said a statement on the Arsenal website.

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