4 Feb 2009

Arshavin signs with Arsenal

12:22 pm on 4 February 2009

The Russian football forward Andrei Arshavin has completed his transfer from Zenit St Petersburg to English club Arsenal.

The move had been awaiting confirmation from the Premier League after the clubs failed to announce an agreement before yesterday's transfer window deadline.

Arsenal say Arshavin, who won the UEFA Cup with Zenit last season and shone in Russia's run to the Euro 2008 semi-finals, had joined on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee.

British media reported he had agreed a three-and-a-half-year contract and had cost Arsenal around 40 million dollars.