The 31-year-old Israeli international was signed from the Blues on a season long loan deal, and his wealth of premier league experience as well as leadership skills were the basis for his selection according to Arsene Wenger.
While 29-year-old midfielder Mikel Arteta was signed from Everton for an undisclosed fee. The gunners are currently in their elements now, with Wenger splashing and spending big on quality - something we don't see him do often. Anyway, welcome to Ashburton Grove friends. Hopefully, there will be a lot to blog about in respect to your future conquests.