Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Arshavin to Arsenal - the Final Chapter


For those of you Gunners fans who weren't holding your breath (because, you'd be dead and buried and rotten by now), we can finally rejoice in the news that Andrei Arshavin is officially an Arsenal player.

I think we all deserve a round after being dragged through this transfer soap opera like some cruel medieval torture.

We likely won't know the true value of his signing until next season and due to his Cup appearances for Zenit, he can't help us later this month when we face off against Roma in the Champion's League.

But bringing Arshavin to the side should give some of our current sleepwalking stars a much-needed kick in the pants (Adabeyor) and convince our other stars (Cesc, Walcott, Van Persie) that we mean business.

And without question it sends a message to us, the fans - a message from the Arsenal organization that says "we hear you."

Now if only we can get them to address our defensive troubles...

No matter how you slice it, Arshavin is a big ray of light in a stale, desperate dip in the season.

His arrival is bound to be a huge boost for the team and I can't wait to see him on the pitch.

Look out Villa.

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