With a lot of small bits of transfer news around, let’s do a quick round-up of the most important Arsenal bits this morning.

Harry Clarke celebrating a goal for Stoke City (Photo via Clarke on Twitter)
Harry Clarke celebrating a goal for Stoke City (Photo via Clarke on Twitter)

Before we get started with transfer news, Arsenal have been fined £40,000 for failing to control their players in their FA Cup match at Oxford United.

Arsenal are still waiting to hear the outcome of their other charge for the same thing, this time against Newcastle but it seems highly unlikely they will escape another fine.

Harry Clarke’s time at Arsenal has come to an end. The 21-year-old was recalled from his loan on Stoke before joining Ipswich Town on a permanent deal.

“I’ve already had family and friends who have had an inkling,” Ipswich-born Harry told iFollow Ipswich in his first interview since returning to the club he left for Arsenal in 2015.

“When it’s out, it’s going to be nice to officially be back home, but there are a lot of reasons for my decision.

“Part of it was obviously coming home. The manager mentioned that in recent history there’s not been many promotions so to be a homegrown player at my boyhood club and potentially get one was a big part of it. 

“Also, there’s the trajectory of the Club with the new owners and the manager. The style of play has been amazing this year so to come and be part of that is another main reason. 

“Speaking to the manager a few times swayed my decision. It is my home team but it was also a tough decision, leaving a club like Arsenal behind. After speaking to him, it’s solidified that decision and I’m glad I made it.” 

19-year-old goalkeeper Ovie Ejeheri will spend the rest of the season on loan with Finnish side SJK Seinajoki. Ejeheri spent the first half of the season on loan with Chelmsford where he made 23 appearances and kept 11 cleansheets.

Ovie Ejeheri signing for SJK Seinajoki (Photo via SJK.fi)
Ovie Ejeheri signing for SJK Seinajoki (Photo via SJK.fi)

Mana Iwabuchi has been sent to Tottenham on loan which seems likely to be the end of her career at Arsenal. Iwabuchi signed for Arsenal in 2021 from Aston Villa.

Arsenal are expected to complete the signing of Leandro Trossard from Brighton on Friday for a fee believed to be in the region of £21m plus add-ons.

Trossard was offered to Arsenal after a falling out with his Brighton boss. Previously, Trossard’s agent explained why he had turned down a move to Arsenal in order to sign for Brighton in the first place.

Contracts have been exchanged and Trossard’s medical will take place on Friday ahead of any announcement which means he could be in the squad for the game against Manchester United on Sunday.

Finally for this round-up, Arsenal are up to 10th in the Deloitte Football Money League after dropping out of the top 10 for a few years, largely due to the impact of Covid on match day revenues.