With the transfer window now closed, let’s look at the madness Arsenal pulled off.

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Dani Ceballos of Arsenal during the Arsenal Training Session at London Colney on July 26, 2019 in St Albans, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND – JULY 26: Dani Ceballos of Arsenal during the Arsenal Training Session at London Colney on July 26, 2019 in St Albans, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

When Josh Kroenke said we should ‘be excited’ we declined and carried on moaning only for the club to deliver Nicolas Pepe for £72m. I think it’s safe to say the best word to describe Arsenal’s entire summer transfer window was ‘unexpected’.

The maths involved to spread £40m around and come back with six top players is quite impressive and it hits home, once again, how the only decent thing Ivan Gazidis did was to hire Raul Sanllehi and then sod off.

I, for one, am grateful that Sanllehi saw Arsenal as his chance to take control of a club.

Arsenal have also managed to shift an impressive £46m off their books in terms of wages through various sales, releases and loans.

So, having said all that, let’s look in our goodie bag now the shops are shut…

Signed

William Saliba after signing for Arsenal from St. Etienne (Photo via Arsenal.com)
William Saliba after signing for Arsenal from St. Etienne (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Sold/released

DORTMUND, GERMANY - JANUARY 26: Takuma Asano of Hannover seen from the back during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Hannover 96 at the Signal Iduna Park on January 26, 2019 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Jörg Schüler/Getty Images)
DORTMUND, GERMANY – JANUARY 26: Takuma Asano of Hannover seen from the back during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Hannover 96 at the Signal Iduna Park on January 26, 2019 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Jörg Schüler/Getty Images)

Loaned

via Swindon Town