Arshavin back to Zenit St. Petersburg on loan

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Russian midfielder Andrei Arshavin is returning to hometown team Zenit St. Petersburg on loan from Arsenal until July.

The Russian team announced the deal late Friday. No further details of the loan deal were disclosed, Arshavin said on his website that more information would be given on Saturday.

Arshavin started his senior career with Zenit in 2000, scoring 71 goals in 310 appearances.

He transferred to Arsenal in 2009, recording 30 goals in 133 matches. However, he has struggled this season and was booed onto the pitch when coming on as a substitute at home against Manchester United in January.