Squillaci sold on Arsene-al

Sevilla defender Sebastien Squillaci has revealed that he couldn’t resist the lure of Arsenal and Arsene Wenger ahead of his signing this week for the rip-roaring Reds.
Squillaci says he found it ‘practically impossible’ to turn down the offer to come to the Emirates from fellow Frenchman AW after the Spaniards confirmed they have accepted an bid for the central defender.
‘If a French player receives an offer from Arsene Wenger, it’s practically impossible to turn down,’ he said. ‘It was a sensational offer for me and I was happy Sevilla let me go. It was a difficult situation but I knew I had to take this chance.
Speaking in the Guardian, Squillaci says he withdrew from Sevilla’s Champions League qualifier against Braga last week to avoid being cup-tied. ‘I knew if I played against Braga then I would not have been able to play for Arsenal in the Champions League,’ he added. ‘Arsenal were always the team I watched out for. For any spectator like me, you had to watch a squad with Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Patrick Vieira and William Gallas. Now, I’m happy to have my name in the history books.
‘For me, this is a great new challenge and I’ve gone there purely to be part of that. I don’t think my age is a problem. My experience in football is great and players of my age tend to be at the peak of their playing career.’
It’s a positive move to bring in the experienced defender who is 30 but would it not have been also beneficial to keep Bill Gallas instead of allowing that lot to nick a player who can play at the top level but who is flawed by a so-called divisive nature and who is prone to injury?
Defender in…next up a keeper anyone?

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