The transfer window closed a few weeks ago now, in preparation for the start of the Premier League, but that doesn’t completely prevent Arsenal making another signing this week.

The FA rules state that as long as a player has been released by their previous club before the end of the transfer window, they can be signed by a new club at any time during the season.

Let’s have a look at five players who are therefore available for Arsenal to sign this week, despite the Premier League window closing.

1Yaya Toure

Manchester City’s Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure takes part in a team training session at Manchester City Football Academy Campus in Manchester, north west England, on October 18, 2016 ahead of their UEFA Champions League Group C football match against Barcelona at the Camp Nou on October 19. / AFP / Anthony Devlin (Photo credit: ANTHONY DEVLIN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Age: 35
  • Position: Central Midfield
  • Appearances in 2017/18: 17

Yaya Toure is the obvious inclusion on this list, with his agent admitting he’s just had a medical in London over a move to an English club. There’s no word yet on which club this might be, but it’s always possible Arsenal might have decided to add an extra midfielder to the ranks.

Toure most recently played for Manchester City, but he only made eight starts in the entire campaign. Nonetheless, he could well still add something to whichever club does decide to sign him.