After weeks of speculation, Arsenal have finally completed the signing of Zenit St Petersburg playmaker Andrei Arshavin. The Russian international flew into London late last night in a bid to push threw a move to Arsenal, however talks between the player and the club broke down this morning but thankfully for both parties, the deal has now been completed.
The 27-year old has always stated his desire to move to the Premier League, with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger admitting his interest in the player several weeks ago. Arshavin was first linked with a move to the Emirates at the beginning of this transfer window, however Arsenal's reluctance to pay Zenit £15 million up front has seen the deal drag on for quite a while.
Personally, I think this is a terrific move for both Arshavin and Arsenal. I have always been a big fan of Arshavin's and I am delighted to see him finally arrive in England. There is no doubt Arsenal could use another midfield player and I feel the arrival of Arshavin may be enough to see them into the Top 4 this season and therefore qualify for the Champions League.
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