In honour of the success that Arsenal fans will be hoping the 33-year-old can bring to the Emirates, here are five of the best signings that have been made under Arsene Wenger:
5. Sol Campbell
The England centre-back was at the peak of his powers when Arsenal stunned everyone in the football world, and pinched him from bitter rivals Tottenham in 2001. What made the deal even more wonderfully sadistic was that Spurs lost their key man for absolutely nothing as the defender’s contract had expired (via BBC Sport).
Campbell’s presence helped ease the transition as the famous back-four of Dixon, Adams, Bould, and Winterburn headed into the twilight of their careers. He would go on to win three FA Cups, make an appearance, and score, in a Champions League final, and clinch two Premier League crowns. He would make 35 appearances in the Invincible campaign of 2003/04.
He would return for a brief spell in 2010.