What the papers say: Arshavin deal mired in controversy

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The Sun - F-Arsh
ANDREY ARSHAVIN finally sealed his Arsenal move yesterday — amid concerns over why it happened 24 hours after the transfer window closed.

The Daily Mirror - New Arsenal signing Andrey Arshavin caught up in red tape row
Arsenal were facing a storm of controversy last night after Andrey Arshavin completed his £12million move nearly 24 hours after the transfer window shut.

The Daily Mail - Arshavin storm is brewing: Arsenal rivals to ask questions after deal is done 24 hours late
Arsenal were heading into a major transfer storm last night after Andrei Arshavin completed his £12million move almost 24 hours after the January deadline.

The Daily Express - COWBOY COUNTRY
An unseemly scramble to rush through the £15million signing of Andrei Arshavin a full day after the transfer window was supposed to have closed could not have come at a worse moment for Arsenal.

The Times - Arsenal chief Ivan Gazidis: Premier League is like Wild West
The billboards outside the newsagents on Holloway Road are all about the big freeze, but inside the Emirates Stadium the conversation is warming up.

The Independent - Top Gunner Gazidis challenges cowboys of 'wild west'
He did so in the politest terms but when Ivan Gazidis described the Premier League as "the wild west" in comparison to the sophisticated world of American sport he did not realise just how prophetic his words would turn out.

The Guardian - Arshavin finally joins Arsenal but controversy continues over deal
Arsenal have finally concluded the most tortuous transfer of the midwinter window by announcing the signing of the Russia international Andrei Arshavin from Zenit St Petersburg for a club record £15m. But controversy continues to stalk the deal after claims emerged that some of the relevant documents had not been lodged with the Football Association by Monday's 5pm deadline.

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