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Arsenal signing Squillaci: French players can never reject Wenger

Sevilla defender Sebastien Squillaci is excited about his move to Arsenal. The French centre-back is set to complete a £5.3million from Sevilla today once he has passed a medical at the Emirates.

And Squillaci, 30, claims the chance to link up with his compatriot was what sealed the deal.

He said: "If a French player receives an offer from Arsene Wenger, it's practically impossible to turn down.

"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.

"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."

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