Ex-Arsenal boss hails 'gifted' Liverpool signing

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Former Arsenal boss George Graham believes Liverpool secured a transfer coup with the deadline day addition of Craig Bellamy.

The Welsh international was thought to have a number of transfer options on the table, but opted for a return to Anfield, where he spent a season under Rafael Benitez in 2006/07.

Players and pundits alike have voiced there opinion on the move to Liverpool since, and Graham is the latest to wade into the debate.

“Liverpool might just have signed a real bargain in Craig Bellamy," he told the Sunday Mirror.

"I reckon that Harry would have loved him at Tottenham. He has a presence in the dressing room and he is a good, ­gifted ­player. Kenny Dalglish has done really well to get him back to ­Anfield.”

Arsenal were also busy in the later stages of the transfer window, bringing midfielders Yossi Benayoun and Mikel Arteta to the Emirates on deadline day.


Never linked with Bellamy, the Gunners added to their attacking ranks when Arsene Wenger secured the signing of Park Chu-Young.

Arsenal also strengthened their defence, with Andre Santos and Per Mertesacker drafted in before the 11pm deadline on August 31st.

Bellamy wasn't the only major signing for Liverpool in a summer to remember either, with Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam, Stewart Downing, Jose Enrique and Alexander Doni also joining the ranks.

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