Milan switch 'dream come true', says Senderos

August 28, 2008

Philippe Senderos has described his loan move from Arsenal to AC Milan as a 'dream come true'.

The Switzerland international defender has put pen to paper on a season-long deal, ending a summer of speculation about his future.

He will join former Gunners team-mate Mathieu Flamini who moved to the San Siro earlier in the summer.

'I am really happy to play in a team like Milan,' Senderos told the club's official website.

'For me, this is a dream come true. Everything has happened really fast, in a week.

'Everything here is incredible. The people are very easy going and they have made me feel like I'm at home.'

Senderos, 23, paid tribute to Arsenal, the club he joined as a teenager in 2003, but believes even better times could be ahead.

'In the past I have achieved some success,' he said. 'To have become European Champion with the Under-17 national team and of course, at the age of 18 to have arrived to a big club as Arsenal.

'In London I have learned a lot. It has been a life school and (manager Arsene) Wenger has helped me.

'Today I can say I have reached a superior level by coming to this club. I want to give 100% and improve every day.

'This team wants to return to the Champions League and I will do everything I can to help.'

Milan will play in the UEFA Cup this season having finished a disappointing fifth in Serie A last term.