Zenit boss prepared to sell Arshavin

The 27-year-old has been keen on a January move to one of Europe’s top clubs.

The Russia international has been linked with big-money moves to Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona.

“Sometimes you have to give players of that quality a chance to show themselves in Europe and I think it’s the right time for Andrei to do that,” he said.

“If you can play in Europe and you get a good offer then players will go,” added Advocaat.

“There’s no doubt about that.”