Former Arsenal Star Song Joins Djiboutian Club AS Arta Solar 7 

By Ibrahim Taiwo, The Nigerian Voice Sports

Former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder, Alex Song has sealed a shock move to Djiboutian club AS Arta Solar 7.

The 33-year-old has signed a two-year contract with the club and he was unveiled on Thursday.

Song has endured a torrid time since his move to Barcelona, he has been unable to kick start his career since leaving the Spanish giants.

He was one of the players sacked by Swiss club, Sion for failing to take a pay cut due to the outbreak of Covid-19.

The club announced his signing on their Facebook page.

“Welcome to Djibouti! The international footballer, Alexandre Song arrived yesterday afternoon in Djibouti, where he has signed a two-year contract with AS Arta Solar 7,” the club wrote on Facebook.

“This is the eighth club that this Franco-Cameroonian midfielder has played for since the start of his career. He is here for the president of AS Arta Solar 7, Timoro Nickoss Tommy to not only make this team the flagship club of the Republic of Djibouti, but also to raise, in general, the level of the nation's football.

“To improve the playing techniques of AS Arta Solar 7 so that this young team becomes invincible in international football tournaments, is one of the objectives of the president of this Djiboutian club, Tayoro Nickoss Tommy.

“To achieve this, he's hired Alexandre Song, a footballer who has played at a very high level in major European teams, to the heart of this team.

“In any case, Alexander Song represents real added value for this Djiboutian club, because with him, AS Arta Solar 7 has a bright future ahead of it.”

AS Arta Solar 7 will be counting on Song's experience to navigate their CAF Confederation Cup campaign next season, when they battle it out with Egyptian Club side, Arab Contractors in the preliminary round.