Date: 8th February 2007 at 5:24pm
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Seb Larsson has today said that leaving Arsenal wasn’t as hard as many people would think.

‘I just felt in the summer that I needed to move.

‘Sure I could have stayed there and been in the background, you never know what’s going to happen.

‘But I have had that for two or three seasons now. I’ve played in the Carling Cup and been on the bench a few times.

‘It was frustrating and I felt I had come to that age now where I had to play, be a regular somewhere.

‘I didn’t have any problems with leaving Arsenal. I had kind of let go in the summer.

‘I’m happy the move’s done and I’m here in Birmingham, and that I can settle down knowing where I am going to be for a while.

‘I came here on loan to get first-team football and I’ve enjoyed it, and I feel as if I have developed here. I have taken the next step.

‘When the opportunity came up to make the transfer permanent, we did so.’