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Arshavin is a Gooner

Arshavin is a Gooner

Football Transfer Centre

Zenit St Petersburg have finally confirmed that Andrei Arshavin is an Arsenal player. The player has joined the Gunners for a fee believed to be worth a total of 16.9 million GBP.

"Zenit, Arsenal and Andrei Arshavin have concluded talks in London," a report read. "An FC Zenit source has [said] that the talks were successful, and Arshavin is moving to Arsenal. The signed documents have already been sent to the English Football Association [Premier League].

"The St Petersburg club will receive £16.5m - £15m for the transfer of the player and £1.5m compensation for breaking a long-term contract.

"In addition there is a further 500,000 Euros in bonuses which Arshavin has not yet received which will not be paid and instead make up part of the transfer sum. The overall sum of the transfer is around USD 24m [£16.9m]."