CLUBS OK ARSHAVIN DEAL

Arsenal badge Arshavin signingNo objection has been raised by any Premier League club to Arsenal’s signing of Andrei Arshavin.

It had been though that Aston Villa would question the deal at a meeting of Premier League chairmen after the Russian international moved from Zenit St Petersburg to the Gunners almost a day after the January transfer window closed.

However, no such complaint was made.

Speaking to the BBC, Premier League spokesman Dan Johnson said:



quote MOTD There was no extension to the transfer window because all the paperwork was in on time.

We clarified the process ahead of the meeting and the clubs were entirely satisfied.

Premier League rules say its board can ratify a transfer at its discretion as long as all the relevant documentation is lodged before the window closes.

The 27 year old international has signed a long term deal at the Emirates which his former club value at around £15 million. It’s possible that he’ll make his debut in Sunday’s north London derby against Spurs, though it’s known that he’s not fully match fit with the Russian season having finished over 2 months ago.



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