What the papers say: Arsenal await clearance for cut price Arshavin

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The Sun - It's a close Shav for Arsenal
ANDREI ARSHAVIN finally completed his £15million move to Arsenal last night after hiring his own plane to beat the British winter.

The Daily Mail - Arshavin's a Gunner: Arsenal get their man on the cheap after day of tense negotiations
Arsenal have completed the signing of Russia forward Andrei Arshavin after a tortuous day of negotiations. Sources told Sportsmail that the transfer had been concluded, despite reports coming out of Russia that it was not finalised in time for Monday's 5pm deadline.

ARSENAL appeared to have won their battle of brinkmanship with Zenit St Petersburg by finally completing the signing of Andrei Arshavin for £10million last night.

ARSENAL yesterday finally wrapped up the signing of Russian star Andrei Arshavin after a day of twists and turns at The Emirates.

The Times - Arsenal claim success in on-off deal for Andrei Arshavin
The most dramatic saga of transfer deadline day hung in the balance long after the window had officially closed last night as Andrei Arshavin’s move from Zenit St Petersburg to Arsenal became shrouded in confusion, claims and counter-claims before Arsène Wenger finally got his man at a lower than expected price.

The Independent - Arsenal persistence set to pay off over Arshavin
Arsenal hope to announce today that they have finally signed Andrei Arshavin for a club record £15m fee, which could rise to as much as £17m, after a day of extraordinary brinksmanship that, for several hours at least, left the deal severely in the balance. 

The Daily Telegraph - Arsenal wait for Andrei Arshavin transfer to be ratified by Premier League
Arsenal are optimistic that their extraordinary efforts to sign Andrei Arshavin from Zenit St Petersburg for a club-record £15 million will be rewarded when the Premier League rubber-stamp the deal this morning.

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