Arsenal have spent over £113 million in the transfer window ahead of the 2022-23 season. That money has been paid for five players, at the moment, to bolster the Gunners squad. On average, Mikel Arteta has spent over £22m on each player.
The five players that have been brought in are expected to help push Arsenal forward and back toward the top four. The Premier League season is ready to kick off and Arsenal are hoping for a top-four finish. The Gunners will face off with Manchester United on September 4 in a massive test of their credentials. Premier League bettors can visit Unibet to get the latest promo codes before betting on the Gunners.
Fabio Vieira – £29.9m
Arsenal signed attacking midfielder Fabio Vieira from FC Porto for a cool £29.9m. The 22-year-old came through the FC Porto academy before making his debut for Porto B in 2019. Vieira can play multiple positions and is a versatile player, something Arteta wants more of at the Emirates. Last season, Vieira posted 14 assists in the Portuguese Liga in 27 matches for FC Porto. He added six goals.
Marquinhos – £3.15m
Marquinhos is just 19-years old and could be the future of Arsenal. He can play across the front line, giving Arteta another versatile player. Arteta wants players much like mentor Pep Guardiola, hence the reason he went for Marquinhos and two former Manchester City players this summer. At Sao Paulo, Marquinhos played just 42 times, scoring four goals and tallying three assists. He has been bought on potential for the future.
Matt Turner – £5.73m
At one time, the United States produced some top-quality goalkeepers including Tim Howard, Brad Friedel, and Kasey Keller. Matt Turner is the next American goalkeeper to enter the Premier League. While he should play behind Aaron Ramsdale in the Premier League, Turner should get plenty of time in the cup competitions. Turner arrived from New England Revolution in Major League Soccer where he played 99 matches tallying 21 clean sheets and 134 saves.
Gabriel Jesus – £45m
Gabriel Jesus was Arsenal’s No. 1 transfer target. The forward was allowed to leave Manchester City despite being a key player in the title run-in last term. Jesus is expected to score goals and be the chief goal-getter for the Gunners. Jesus is expected to play through the middle although he was often used on the left wing at Man City. Last season at City, he scored eight goals and tallied nine assists in the league.
Oleksandr Zinchenko – £30m
Arteta hasn’t done himself any favours by signing players from Man City when it comes to critics that call him the “poor man’s Guardiola”. Still, Arteta has signed players he is familiar with from his time at the Etihad Stadium. Zinchenko has plenty of quality, especially going forward. It is his defensive capabilities that could be call into question. Zinchenko had few chances at City in the league last term, playing in just 15 games for a total of 1,042 minutes. He tallied four assists in that time. He should be a strong upgrade on transfer busts Nuno Tavares.