- Alex Song inspires Arta/Solar7 to first Premier League title in Djibouti
- The 33-year-old joined them last November after parting ways with Swiss side Sion
- Song never won the title despite spending about seven seasons at Arsenal but did with Barcelona
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Former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song wins the Djibouti Premier League with Arta/Solar7 six months after joining them last November.
The 33-year-old was named the club's captain shortly after moving to the club and he has now inspired them to their first-ever top-flight glory.
Arta Solar defeated second-place outfit AS Port 4-2 in their meeting last Friday to secure their first title with two games remaining in the league.
After his feat, the Cameroonian star was delighted after revealing that his move to the African outfit. He said:
"It's mission accomplished, and I am delighted. Coming here wasn't easy. There are things you don't know about when you arrive in a new country but thank God it has gone well.
"I am proud of the club president, who has given me the opportunity to come here. He has achieved something historic."
Song made 215 appearances during his seven-year reign at Arsenal and scored 10 goals in the process, after arriving from French club Bastia in 2006. He proceeded to Barcelona afterward and spent four seasons winning the Spanish League title. He further revealed that:
"During my entire time at Arsenal, I couldn't even save £100,000, while people thought I must be a millionaire.
"When Barcelona offered me a contract, and I saw how much I would earn, I didn't think twice. I felt my wife and children should have comfortable lives once my career is over.
"I met Barca's sporting director, and he told me I would not get to play many games. But I didn't give a f*** - I knew that now I would become a millionaire."
Song helped Barcelona win LaLiga in 2013 before joining Russians Rubin Kazan. The Cameroonian also had top-flight loan spells with Charlton and West Ham. Capped 49 times, Song retired from duty with the Indomitable Lions in 2015.
Legit.ng earlier reported that ex-Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs has agreed to join MLS club Inter Miami and the Englishman will move to America at the end of his contract with the English club.
Gibbs started his football career at Premier League side Arsenal thanks to former coach Arsene Wenger who gave him the chance to break into the first team.
Between 2007 and 2017, Kieran Gibbs played 137 games for the Gunners netting two goals before he moved to West Brom.