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Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko admits he would relish the arrival of Russia team-mate Andrei Arshavin at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham attempted to negotiate a deal with Arshavin’s club, Zenit St Petersburg, during the summer, but the two clubs were unable to agree a fee for the Russian playmaker.

Pavlyuchenko is still keen for his compatriot to join him at Tottenham.

”Yes of course, I would very much like that,” said the striker. ”I haven’t talked to him and all I know is that Arshavin wants to join a good European team.”

In the meantime, Pavlyuchenko is looking to build on the seven goals he has netted since arriving from Spartak Moscow during the summer.

”I feel very comfortable, I am very happy about everything,” he said. ”I knew about English football before, I knew that it was different from Russian football so I expected things to be different, so I prepared myself for it.”

Since his arrival Spurs have sacked the man who signed him, Juande Ramos, and replaced him with Harry Redknapp.

”The club has changed and the results have changed, everybody has noticed that,” said Pavlyuchenko. ”I didn’t have the chance to work for a long time with the previous manager so it’s difficult to judge what the differences are.

”But one thing I can say for sure is that with Harry, the players have opened up more to the game so this is the main change.”

Pavlyuchenko and Darren Bent have only started one game together under Redknapp but the Russian insists they can play together.

”Everybody keeps saying there is a difficulty between us but I don’t feel that there is a problem there,” he said. ”It’s only been three months effectively, it’s too early to judge the relationship, but in practice games we pass to each other a lot and we seem to be able to find our game.

”It is impossible to expect that any person joining the club would immediately fit in with everybody, plus there is also a language barrier there, but as the time comes it will develop.”

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