Well, if you were waiting on another player coming in, you were disappointed.

And greedy.

But it was a day of outgoings, so here’s what happened.

Jack Wilshere

After a day that saw Jack chased by 22 clubs (we’re told) it was soon down to just three. At different points throughout the final day of the window, he was on his way to Bournemouth, Crystal Palace and Roma.

Soon, it became clear that Bournemouth, after spending two hours with Jack in London on Thursday night, had won the race and it was made official at around 9.30pm with the club saying that it was the biggest transfer in their history.

Other players to leave included Kelechi Nwakali who joined Stefan O’Connor at MVV Maastricht while Glen Kamara who signed for Colchester United until January.

Serge Gnabry was sold to Werder Bremen, and although the Germans are denying it (because it is illegal) there are strong suggestions that Bayern Munich have provided the transfer fee and will look at ‘signing’ him from Werder at the end of the season.

Whatever the truth, he has gone and he has gone for no other reason than he wanted to leave. He owed Arsenal but clearly did not see it that way.

That is a very real shame.

So that’s the window shut.

Arsenal brought in Granit Xhaka, Rob Holding, Shkodran Mustafi, Lucas Perez, Kelechi Nwakali, and Takuma Asano.

We’ve strengthened where we needed to with ready-made players while also keeping an eye on the youth.

We paid more than perhaps some of the players were worth, but the fact is we paid it.

In all, it’s hard to say this has been a poor window. In fact, apart from the delays that took place with a few of the players, it has been a pretty darn good one.

I’m excited to see us lineup after the international break, and that’s not something I felt just a few weeks ago before the Liverpool game.