by Zain Shahid

We've finally got our man! Look how excited he is!

We've finally got our man! Look how excited he is!

The wait is finally over! Arshavin has now officially joined Arsenal. The Russian was ecstatic over the move and so was Arsene Wenger. The Arsenal manager said:

“We are delighted to have signed Andrey Arshavin, he is a player I have admired for a long time. He is a versatile player with great experience, who will add real quality to our squad. Andrey is an exciting impact player with a huge amount of ability and has been an influential force with both Zenit St Petersburg and the Russian national team in recent seasons.”

And Arshavin said:

“I am so happy to be joining Arsenal. They are one of the leading football clubs in the world, with a group of fantastic young players and a great manager. I am looking forward to making the Arsenal supporters happy and helping this great Club win trophies.”

Arsenal’s recently appointed Chief Executive Ivan Glazidis was also a happy man. He said:

“Andrey was identified by Arsène as a quality creative player that would add something special to this youthful but talented squad. The Board has always backed the manager with his transfer targets and we are delighted to welcome Andrey to the Club where he will help us to challenge for honours this season.”