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Squillaci set to sign for Arsenal on 3 year deal


Written by Chris Wheatley

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Sebastien Squillaci will become Arsenal’s third signing of the summer shortly — after it was announced that he would fly to London tonight ahead of a medical at the club’s London Colney training ground tomorrow morning.

The 30-year-old’s departure from Sevilla was revealed on their official website, with a 3-year deal in the region of £5.3 million being touted by the Spanish media.

Squillaci was withdrawn from the Sevilla squad that faced Braga in the first leg of the Champions League play-off tie on Wednesday as the Spanish club did not want to jeopardise the prospect of a deal by rendering him cup-tied in Europe.

Manager Arsene Wenger earlier admitted that the Gunners are in need for more defensive options after a summer which has seen William Gallas, Sol Campbell, Philippe Senderos and Mikael Silvestre leave the club.

Leave your thoughts on the imminent signing of Squllaci in the comments section below.


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72 Comments on "Squillaci set to sign for Arsenal on 3 year deal"


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WillyG
5 years 5 months ago

Good 1 down 1 to go Wenger….

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The Left Hand Of HENRY
5 years 5 months ago

source?

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john jenson
5 years 5 months ago

or 2 if possible ive a sneakly feeling he il buy a attacking midfielder in the 11th hour of the window, after all he wanted to buy buy joe cole for a few weeks

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Fabgooner
5 years 5 months ago

Yes!!

Just a GK now, and we’re all set!

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

Great news and Sevilla official website is surely more than a trusted source

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aaa
5 years 5 months ago

i have a feeling that we r going to get an english player in and the new italian n1 the english player will b cahill just watch

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David
5 years 5 months ago

Let’s be rational about this, is he good enough to be first choice alongside TV5??? I can’t recall him being first choice at Sevilla and he is/was behind Gallas and one or two others in the pecking order for the French team – which is not much to write home about. Oh and he is hardly a towering centre-back at what, 6ft 1ins.

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ishan
5 years 5 months ago

yaah

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bade the gooner
5 years 5 months ago

A great signing, I always rated him as a great defender who knows also how to manage the other side of the pitch & score goals.
I would suggest AW to offload Clichy to Real Madrid & get the under-rated Gago. He is perfect for our needs. Clichy is a good player but we have Gibbs, Traore & Vermaelen/Eboue could also function as left backs. Then we only need a Keeper & the treble is on sight mates!

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sebjob
5 years 5 months ago

is Vermaelen the only left footed centre back now? Happy to get an experienced defender….no idea how good he is but its Wenger…he usually pulls the rabbit out of the hat

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Asene's.round.the.corner
5 years 5 months ago

i doubt he’ll buy an attacking player. He has young JW now. We need cover at DM more the AM, expecially now Frimpong is out for the season. The main reason he said he didnt buy a DM was because of the emergance of Frimpong, now he’s out, we’ll need a new signing. Eastmond is not ready and Diaby is not a DM

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Kevin
5 years 5 months ago

When Arsene Wenger is giving a 30 year old a three year deal he must be good.

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chris
5 years 5 months ago

good solid signing with plenty of top level experience in the CL and in la liga etc. Now just a keeper at least and we’re set! would be nice to see perhaps another cb or a midfielder in due to djourou being a perma crock and frimpong being out for the season (since wenger said he was considering getting a midfielder in til he saw how good frimpong was in pre season) ..

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Murt
5 years 5 months ago

@David: What would you consider tall then?

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Asene's.round.the.corner
5 years 5 months ago

m8 at u dellusional? Once he signs this bloke. You can forget about Cahill

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5 years 5 months ago

I saw him in the Norway v France game and wondered who that guy was, since I’d never heard of him and he had a great game, much better than Mexes. I think he’ll come good.
Now I’m hoping for Stekelenburg, Suarez, Gago and Cahill, and I’ll be happy. And of course, van Wiel. Then we’ll be home and dry 😛

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Asene's.round.the.corner
5 years 5 months ago

mate. lay of the CRACK!!

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Fabgooner
5 years 5 months ago

I’d take Schwarzer over Given. Given is a much better shot stopper, but we need someone to command the box, and Schwarzer is VERY, VERY good at that. Spend 3m to get him Arsene 😀

Then the only position that could be called weak would be DM, but aside from that, we’re fully set 😀 😀 😀

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dave
5 years 5 months ago

Good news indeed now for a GK.

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Monkey
5 years 5 months ago

3yr contract? errrrrm he’s 30 right!? sum1 pls explain to this bemused gooner …

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martin
5 years 5 months ago

@david, he was first choice for seville alongside another frenchman Julien Escudé. he should have been first choice alongside gallas in the wc, but the insane french managaer played a left back ( abidal) alongside gallas, we all saw how that went

he was supposed to start last wednesday for seville, after he withdrew, the manager had to play fazio in his place.

excellent defender, an organiser, a leader and experienced. looking at the ages of vermalen koscielny and johan, this signing is spot on for our needs.

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Afc kings
5 years 5 months ago

Gourcouff left out of starting line up tonight for Bordeaux, rumours are he’s looking to move before the 31st after falling out with Bordeaux president! I’ve got a sneaky feeling we are looking at getting him in! Watch this space!

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martin
5 years 5 months ago

@afc kings, lyon is the team interested in gourcoufff, not the arsenal

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slugboy
5 years 5 months ago

nice to see reinforcements in our vulnerable area!

however, what happened to the ‘we only give 30+ players one year deals’???

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Den15#
5 years 5 months ago

Great News ! now Schwarzer and hopefully Sakho.

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Fabgooner
5 years 5 months ago

Wenger is not stupid, he knows that we have an abundance of players in the CM position, and need a GK.

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chris
5 years 5 months ago

when SIGNING a 30-year-old + wenger gives them more than one year deals, but when RENEWING them he generally gives them just the one.

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Afc kings
5 years 5 months ago

Martin , he’s already said he will not move to another French club, he wants a new challenge in a bigger championship, city will not go for him now they’ve got milner, so I would not be suprised if we go in for him late!

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Chris R
5 years 5 months ago

What about Montolivo? There seemed to be a bit of substance to that one..

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martin
5 years 5 months ago

afc kings, lyon play CL football, they have a competitive team and will increase his wages. Bordeaux lost their manager and big name players and no foreign team is interested in gourcouff at his current price, lyon makes sense. french media quoted lyon’s president tonight confirming his interest

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Afc kings
5 years 5 months ago

Chris R , montolivio is nice on toast but in a sandwich I’d rather have a full fat butter hehe

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peter
5 years 5 months ago

@AFC, georcuff is playing, i just saw him come on now against PSG…..its 1 all now

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JM
5 years 5 months ago

Yay

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jimmy
5 years 5 months ago

@Afc kings:

haha sorry mate no chance of him coming to arsenal

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Afc kings
5 years 5 months ago

Peter how’s sessegnon been playing?

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Afc kings
5 years 5 months ago

Your probably right mate, we’ve got too many in his position jimmy

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peter
5 years 5 months ago

@AFC, he is overall a good player for me, he is really playing fine for their standard..his distribution is superb but i think he dribbles a lot and tends to run so much with the ball which is not the arsenal way…he was just substituted minutes ago

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peter
5 years 5 months ago

why can’t wenger buy this Ciani of a guy? he is really good and just scored a superb headed goal from a Georcuff’s corner…they lead psg 2-1 away

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tnt
5 years 5 months ago

people.. you can forget about gourcouff.. we are loaded with atacking players.. Fabregas, Nasri, Rosicky, Vela, Wilshere, Arshavin, Walcott..
we will sign this guy Squillaci and GK …Schwarzer and thats it.

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lewis
5 years 5 months ago

has anyone read the schwarzer fails medical post?

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Josh
5 years 5 months ago

we got an unknown centre beck last year i believe that was thomas vermalaen went and turned out to be one of arsene wengers best signings his made to date, let’s just hope he is just as good of signing? only a keeper and who knows maybe even another player to strenghen what looks like a promising team

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David
5 years 5 months ago

@Peter, how are you watching a Ligue 1 match??? Since the demise of Setanta how and where can French football be viewed? I rate the league highly, as I do the Bundersliga. Any news please detail.

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messi
5 years 5 months ago

your on crack about clichy go sleep mate

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IvoryGoonz
5 years 5 months ago

So hope you’re right on Gourcuff !!
Personally I’d have seen AW wait end of his contract (2 more years) and keep Fab until then… But why not. Could only bring stability to our midfield.

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peter
5 years 5 months ago

@David, i watch most of the games through internet streaming…..i rely so much on sopcast….and i watch tru http://www.myp2p.eu….with that, i can watch any match i want to watch free…its so fast and clear……n the streaming does not cut

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American Gooner
5 years 5 months ago

david please, this guy is a class player and a great signing. he is tough, right footed, plenty tall enough and experienced. not sure what else you’d want. he will step right in ahead of kos (who showed himself capable in his own right) and will hopefully do well.

id still like to see a keeper signing and one more other player (defender or dcm please). then we are set.

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Stephen
5 years 5 months ago

Five years without a trophy will change your perspective.

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saf
5 years 5 months ago

Mathew Upson would hav bn a better option, faster more arsenal player, great physical abilites…etc

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