The Swiss centre back arrives at San Siro on a one year loan deal, and Milan have the option to make the move permanent for a set fee next summer.
Senderos had been well down the pecking order at Arsenal following an
error-prone season last term, and Wenger signalled his intention to let him
leave after signing Manchester United’s Mickael Silvestre last week.
The 23-year-old has long been painted by fans and the press
as something of a liability, but Wenger believes that he will have a successful
career, be it at Milan,
or at Arsenal if he returns after his loan spell.
“He was not disappointing,” Wenger is quoted as saying by Arsenal.com.
“Don’t forget Senderos is 23 years-old - that is when other central
defenders just start to play.
“He has played in a Champions League Final and has played over 100 games in
the Premier League. [At Arsenal] he was in a position where we had many centre
“For me, he will be a very good centre back.”
Milan have been desperately searching for a centre back in
recent weeks following the injury to key man Alessandro Nesta, and will be
hoping that Senderos adds strength to a backline that looked creaky at times