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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Arshavin Completes Switch to Arsenal

Russian forward Andrei Arshavin completed his transfer to Arsenal from Zenit St. Petersburg on Tuesday, the English Premier League club said.

The move had been awaiting confirmation from the Premier League after the clubs failed to announce an agreement before Monday's transfer window deadline.

"Arsenal Football Club is delighted to announce that Russian international Andrei Arshavin has joined the Gunners from Zenit St. Petersburg on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee," the club said on its web site.

British media said Arshavin, who won the UEFA Cup with Zenit last season and shone in Russia's run to the Euro 2008 semifinals, had agreed a 3 1/2-year contract. Arshavin, who reportedly cost Arsenal around ?15 million ($21.35 million), usually plays the role of second striker but can also operate as an attacking midfielder.