24 hours later and no sign of Arshavin…

Earlier today, we heard that the deal was a 50-50. The FA Director of Communications, Adiran Bevinghton said:

“Yes, it’s true, the transfer is in doubt. There is a chance it will take us 2-3 days. The odds are 50/50. If the transfer is declared invalid, Arshavin will be returned to Zenit. We can’t rule this out. I don’t think that would be a severe ruling: both clubs had a lot of time to complete it during the window.”

But more recently, the following article was released by Zenit – well, Zenit spokesman Alexei Petrov spoke on Russian TV:

“Both clubs have managed to complete the deal. Arshavin will play for Arsenal from now on,” 

“The conditions of the contract are very favourable for Zenit,” Petrov said. “The value of the deal is much more than £12million.”

And Arshavin has also commented:

“I think so. The negotiations came to a close and there will be details [on Tuesday].

“Now I can say only one thing – that if I play for Arsenal, it will be at number 23.”

So… all of this points to one major question…

Have we signed the player?

On a separate note, Wrighty7 has been talking about new chants that for the Russian, here are a few of my favourites:

A la Ebeneezer Good:
Arshavin Arshavin, Andrei Arshavin!

A la Peugeot Advert:
I see you baby, shavin that ars… shavin that ars.

Great stuff lol!! Feel free to comment and give your ideas…

I’ll be back a little later tonight to see what’s happening with the deal… with no game tonight, it’s given me some more time to talk Arshavin…!]]>

  • azurelas

    < ![CDATA[It is based on the Abba song "Dancing Queen"

    You are our Arshavin,

    Move those feet, Arsenal's twenty-three,

    Arshavin, score a goal for the Arsenal team, oh yeah

    You can score, You can pass,

    Gooners all round know your class

    Woooah,

    See that boy, Arshavin, he is the Russian King.

    Here is the original!

    "You are the Dancing Queen

    young and sweet only seventeen

    Dancing Queen feel the beat from the tambourine, oh yeah

    you can dance, you can jive

    having the time of your life

    see that girl, watch that scene dig in the Dancing Queen"

    Taken from wrighty7.]]>

  • Fabrez

    We got im! No. 23 indeed! It’s done cuz it’s on Arsenal.com!

  • Fabrez

    24 hrs later…feels gud tho :D

  • Steve

    < ![CDATA[Its done, its on Arsenal.com:

    http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/russian-international-arshavin-joins-arsenal]]>

  • David

    < ![CDATA[There can be only one song. To the tune of Ra Ra Rasputin:

    Andrei Arshavin, Russia's greatest goal machine,
    The only player Wenger would buy,
    Andrei Arshavin, Arsenal's number 23,
    He is a Gooner until he dies.]]>

  • debs

    < ![CDATA[Biggest grin on my face at the moment! :D
    I'll forget for now that we didn't sign a DM :)]]>

  • Fabrez

    Me 2! :D

  • http://kierandelaney.net/blog kierandelaney.net/blog

    < ![CDATA[For Saturday:

    WE SIGNED ARSHAVIN,
    YOU TOOK BACK ROBBIE KEANE.

    WE SIGNED ARSHAVIN,
    YOU TOOK BACK ROBBIE KEANE.

    WE SIGNED ARSHAVIN,
    YOU TOOK BACK ROBBIE KEANE.]]>