Philippe Senderos has signed for Fulham on a free transfer.
Arsene Wenger lost faith in the Swiss international after a string of inconsistent performances at centre-back and failed to hand Senderos a single appearance in the Premier League last term.
The 25-year-old had been unsettled at Arsenal since the end of the 2007/08 season and spent the following campaign on loan at AC Milan.
Many were unsure of Senderos’ future at the Emirates Stadium when he joined Everton for a loan spell in January with just six months left on his Arsenal contract.
But Senderos has now resolved his future before the World Cup and on signing with Fulham today, he said:
“I’m delighted to have finalised my transfer to Fulham earlier today and happy that I am joining the Club during the most successful period in its history.
“I will be looking forward to meeting up with my new teammates and of course, Roy Hodgson, a Manager I respect very much, shortly after the World Cup.
“I very much hope that I can contribute over the next few seasons and that the Club goes on to achieve more success.”
Senderos joined Arsenal from Servette in 2002 and played 117 games for the Gunners, scoring four goals.