Kari Arnason has explained his reasons for departing Aberdeen for League Two club Rotherham United.

The 29-year old Icelandic midfielder turned down the chance to become the Dons' highest earner to join Steve Evans' side in South Yorkshire and has revealed the clubs ambitious plans influenced his choice.

"What affected the decision were the plans for the future at Rotherham," said Arnason.

"We expect to be in the Championship in two years.

"Being part of helping them reach those goals is a challenge and the main reason I signed for them.

"It seems like a very positive place to be playing football at the moment."

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