Arsenal defender Cygan signs for Villarreal

August 31, 2006

Arsenal defender Pascal Cygan has signed for Spanish side Villarreal.

Villarreal announced they had agreed a fee with Arsenal - reported to be £2million - and that the transfer would go through providing the French centre-back passed a medical.

Cygan, formerly of Lille, has agreed terms on a two-year contract and will be reunited with former Arsenal winger Robert Pires at El Madrigal.

Cygan spent four seasons at Arsenal, helping the club remain unbeaten throughout the 2003-04 Premiership season.