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Fulham Sign Arsenal Defender Philippe Senderos On Three-Year Deal

Fulham have kick-started their summer transfer business by snapping up Arsenal centre back Philippe Senderos on a three-year deal.

Senderos, 25, had been at the Gunners for seven years and made three appearances for Everton when on loan at the Merseysiders last season. The defender has been named in Switzerland's World Cup squad and is expected to form the spine of Ottmar Hitzfeld's team.

Speaking to the Fulham's official website, Senderos 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 team-mates 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."

Manager Roy Hodgson added: “Philippe is a player that I have admired for a very long time since he captained Switzerland to the UEFA Under-17 Championship in 2002.

"He is a strong defender who has great aerial presence at both ends of the field and has a superb work ethic which is a vital component for any team’s success. I am very much looking forward to working with Philippe next season.”

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