Lokomotiv strengthen squad

Belarussian international Sergei Omelyanchuk is the latest arrival at Russian champions FC Lokomotiv Moskva.

Sixth player
He becomes the sixth player to either join the Railway Boys or extend their contract since Lokomotiv pipped former champions PFC CSKA Moskva to the title last month.

Goodbye Arsenal
Omelyanchuk, a 24-year-old Belarussian international right-back with 17 caps and one goal for his country, has left Ukrainian side Arsenal to move to the Russian capital on a three-year deal with a one-year option.

Third new signing
He is Lokomotiv's third new signing following the transfers of Russia Under-21 striker Igor Lebedenko from FC Torpedo Moskva, and goalkeeper Alexei Polyakov, who has returned to Lokomotiv after helping FC Krylya Sovetov Samara to a third-place finish in the season just ended.

Three new deals
As well as the arrivals, Lokomotiv have also extended the contracts of midfielder Vladimir Maminov and Russian internationals Dmitri Loskov and Vadim Evseev.