Yesterday Arsenal confirmed the signing of Andrei Arshavin. This signing is a big signing. It's a special signing and I'm so glad that Arsene has finally landed the player that he's desperately wanted for about a year now. He tried in summer, but the club asked for too much and it just couldn't be done. Had it been done, heck, we may not be languishing in 5th - but hey - that's a different story all together.
So, we've finally landed the Russian superstar after 33 days of negotiations. And personally, I'm very exciting about the signing. Arshavin's interview was pretty good. When asked about giving a message to Arsenal fans, he said this:
Trust in me and trust in Arsenal.
He is officially a legend and he hasn’t even played a game yet. He did talk about the transfer, his fitness and a bit more:
”I am happy to be here. I became a Gunner some time ago and I’m happy now. I will do my best. I must be ready by Friday or Saturday, but I am not fit now. It will be decided by Arsene (Wenger) if I can play or not. It was very hard days for me, but now it doesn’t matter, now I am a Gunner, that is what is important.”
Exactly, that is exactly that, you’re a Gunner and that’s what’s important.
Okay, sorry to keep the blog short today, but I will be back later today with my view of how Arshavin will fit in the team and what he can bring…