Arshavin finally a Gunner.

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Arsenal has confirmed the signing of Russia playmaker Andrei Arshavin.

The Gunners agreed a deal for the player with his former club, Zenit St Petersburg, just minutes before Monday's 5pm transfer deadline and had to wait until Tuesday for the move to be ratified by the Premier League.

That has now been forthcoming and the 27-year-old has joined for an undisclosed fee, signing what the north Londoners call a 'long-term' contract.


Arsenal was forced to delay naming Arshavin as its player until late Tuesday afternoon as it was one of a number of transfers awaiting approval by the Premier League board because of administrative delays caused by the severe snow which crippled London's transport networks on Monday.

However, when asked if he was an Arsenal player, the Russian international told his personal website on Tuesday morning: "I think so. The negotiations came to a close and there will be details. Now I can say only one thing - that if I play for Arsenal, it will be at number 23."

Zenit's official website also maintained the deal had been completed, although it credited a Russian news agency for the story.

"Zenit, Arsenal and Andrei Arshavin have concluded talks in London," the report on www.fc-zenit.ru read. "An FC Zenit source has informed Fontanka that the talks were successful, and Andrei Arshavin is moving to Arsenal.

"The signed documents have already been sent to the English Football Association [Premier League]. A source close to the discussions has told Fontanka that the terms of the deal are financially suitable to Zenit.

"The St Petersburg club will receive 16.5million pounds (AU$36.5 million) - 15m (AU$33m) for the transfer of the player and 1.5m (AU$3.5m) compensation for breaking a long-term contract.

"In addition there is a further 500,000 Euros (AU$1 million) in bonuses which Arshavin has not yet received which will not be paid and instead make up part of the transfer sum. The overall sum of the transfer is around US$24 million (AU$36.75 million)."
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Danno

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He's a great player and should do well for Arsenal when he gets used to the pace of the Premiership, didn't he sign in January? lol?
 

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I almost forgot that he has made his debut for Arsenal, looks almost useless but then again the whole team has been useless this season. Arsenal collapsed just the game after Cesc got injured and ruled out for four months and since then they've been playing their worst football and many things for them are on stakes.
 
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