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gun__1282895369_squillaci1.jpgSquillaci signs for ArsenalArsenal Football Club today made its third signing of the summer, as French international defender, Sebastien Squillaci joins the north London club from Sevilla, on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee.Part of the France 2010 World Cup squad, Squillaci (30) is a tall, strong and vastly experienced central defender who has made 36 appearances in the Champions League, Europe's premier club competition, as well as tallying 21 caps for his country.Prior to his time in Spain, Squillaci enjoyed a successful spell in France with Lyon by winning back-to-back Ligue 1 titles in 2007 and 2008. The combative defender was also part of AS Monaco's impressive Champions League campaign in 2004, helping the side reach the Final by beating Real Madrid and Chelsea en route.Sebastien Squillaci said on his arrival at Arsenal: "This is an exciting move for me. Arsène Wenger is a highly respected coach who I am very much looking forward to working with and of course, I know some of the Arsenal players through the national team. Arsenal is recognised as a side that not only plays beautiful football but one that challenges for trophies at the highest level and I am very excited to be joining such a fantastic club."gun__1282895385_squillaci2.jpgArsenal manager, Arsène Wenger added: "Sebastien has many qualities that will add to the strength of our squad. He is quick, hugely experienced with an aggressive edge to his game. His signing will give us some variation at the back as we look to build on last season's campaign and fight for silverware this year."Squillaci will wear the number 18.gun__1282895412_squillaci_interview.jpg
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Free AOTV videohttp://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/squillaci-free-video

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WelcomeLooks like one of them guys who loves a crunching tackle

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Underwhelming to say the least, Cygan springs to mindSurely could have got a younger, prem experienced Hangerland couldnt we ?

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Squillaci’s experience should serve Arsenal well. He is a steady performer and is better equipped for such a challenge than he was six years ago.Rest assured he is definitely not the next Pascal Cygan. But Arsenal fans should not expect him to be another John Terry or Nemanja Vidic either. After all, the days when France used to produce defenders with such a towering presence have long since gone.
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Underwhelming to say the least, Cygan springs to mindSurely could have got a younger, prem experienced Hangerland couldnt we ?
For low money n to sit on the benh sumtimes? probs not u know. But Hangelaands sik.
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PMSL @ comparing Cygan to Squillaci.Squillaci is a very good defender.

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Very pleased with this signing!The "Hardman" we needed I'd like him to partner Verm tbh, don't think Kosh is ready yet

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Very pleased with this signing!The "Hardman" we needed I'd like him to partner Verm tbh, don't think Kosh is ready yet
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I'm very very happyOur team is basically a bag of french speakers now

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The cursed number 18
Its not cursed the players have just been sh*t.9 on the other hand.
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6.5m :D
Like we ever paying 6.5m
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Good signing should do well in the champions league

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Verms, kos, seb, johan... defensive choices hardly scream title challengers.

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Good signing should do well in the champions league
Some saying as low as 3m, some saying as high as 6.5mThere definitely is competition based add's on's.i was under the impression it was 5.3m tho.
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whether or not this wil plug the hole in the defence remains to be seeni stil think centre back isi a massive weakness.. none ofthem are any goood

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WelcomeLooks like one of them guys who loves a crunching tackle
Saying that, doesn't really matter aslong as Almunia remains in goal we'll still conceed
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Verms, kos, seb, johan... defensive choices hardly scream title challengers.
Injured Rio, Vidic, bullied by Zamora Evans and Baked bean Brown does? our defence is decent just not sure about the magre p*ssy Kos.
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Very pleased with this signing!The "Hardman" we needed
PMSL @ comparing Cygan to Squillaci.Squillaci is a very good defender.
:D :D
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Verms, kos, seb, johan... defensive choices hardly scream title challengers.
Lol and he got negged for this.
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