The Premier League transfer window for the 20/21 season is now closed so how many deals did Arsenal agree?
More than you’d think…
Arsenal deals – completed
Nikolaj Duus Möller
Arsenal signed 6’4″ forward Nikolaj Duus Möller on 4-year-deal from Malmö
The boy from Real Madrid is back for another season and he isn’t even costing as much as he did last season.
After some time in quarantine, Gabriel finally arrived.
Willian – Free (LOL)
Does Mikel Arteta really want him? Is he only joining because of Kia Joorabchian? These are questions we may never know the answer too, but what we do know is that the 32-year-old is now an Arsenal player, joining David Luiz and Eddie Nketiah as former Chelsea players at the club. Willian also joins a quite exclusive club of players who’ve moved directly from Arsenal to Chelsea.
William Saliba – End of loan
Although signed last summer, William Saliba will go into the Arsenal squad for the first time in the 20/21 season making him not only like a new signing but an actual new signing.
Pablo Mari – £7.2m
Mari was another signed on loan in January and then on a permanent deal when this window opened.
Mari is represented by AC Talent whose owner, Arturo Canales is ‘close friends‘ with Sanllehi and also sold him the idea of Unai Emery. Sanllehi, as we know, is very good friends with Joorabchian although not such good friends with Arsenal any more.
Mari will miss the start of the season after surgery on his ankle problem.
Mari is expected to miss the start of the season after surgery on his ankle problem.
Cedric Soares – Free
Arsenal signed Soares on loan in January, even though he was available for free this summer. The transfer was made to look even worse when he then spent a large amount of time out injured, first with a knee injury that he arrived with and then a broken nose he picked up in training.
Salah Eddine Oulad M’Hand
Known simply as ‘Salah,’ Salah Eddine Oulad M’Hand is a Dutch 18-year-old who arrived at the club out-of-the-blue this summer from Feyenoord, not to be confused with Ajax’s 18-year-old defender, Anass Salah-Eddine.
“It feels great to join a massive club like Arsenal,” Salah said. “It’s a good environment for me to work on my development and hopefully through the academy I can become a first-team player.”
Salah is a self-described “central midfielder” who likes to play “play box to box”. “Offensively,” he adds, “I’m a creative player and I can play with my left or right foot.”
He has been given the number 74 shirt.
Jonathan Dinzeyi officially completed his free transfer to Arsenal on Monday, after reaching the end of his deal with Tottenham Hotspur.
Arsenal deals – extended
Arsenal finally announced that Auba has signed a new extension to remain at Arsenal for three years.
David Luiz – One year
David Luiz, a player so good Arsenal signed him twice within 12 months.
The Athletic claim Arsenal paid £6m to an ‘intermediary’ to make this deal happen in the first place last summer, a claim both the club and intermediary, Kia Joorabchian, denied.
On his day, he is as good as any central defender out there. The problem is, it’s not often his day.
Arsenal deals – awaiting official confirmation
- None at present
Has joined Hertha Berlin on loan for the rest of the season with no option to buy, as per his request.
Has joined Ipswich for the season on loan.
Emi Martinez has joined Aston Villa on a five-year permanent deal for which Arsenal netted £16m.
Returned to Real Madrid. For a little while, anyway.
Even losing wasn’t so bad when Freddie was in charge. Off seeking new adventures…
Zak Swanson – Loan
19-year-old Zak Swanson will spend next season in the Netherlands representing MVV Maastricht, where we sent Kelechi Nwakali twice.
A defender who has been at the club since he was six, Swanson signed his first professional contract with Arsenal in 2019.
Trae Coyle – Loan
Has joined Gillingham on loan.
Joseph Olowu – Loan
On loan with Cork City until the end of October and has already helped them to three consecutive cleansheets.
Konstaninos Mavropanos – Loan
On loan with Sven Mislintat and Stuttgart.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Permanent
After spending last season on loan with Roma they have made it permanent.
Matt Smith – Loan
Matt Smith has completed a loan move to Swindon Town.
The 19-year-old might be better known to you as ‘that blonde lad on the bench’ from Arsenal’s last three FA Cup games (and three Premier League games).
Zech Medley – Loan
Medley will also spend next season with Gillingham, who play in League 1 where they finished 10th.
The Gills, by their own admission, fought off competition from ‘no less than three Championship clubs and a host of League 1 clubs to clinch the signing of highly rated Arsenal central defender.’
Ben Sheaf – Loan with option
Ben Sheaf, 22, spent the season on loan with Doncaster Rovers.
After catching the eye at Coventry City, they have now signed him on loan for the season with a £750k option-to-buy.
Coventry boss Mark Robins is reportedly a big fan of the midfielder, who can also play at centre-back. The former League One side achieved promotion to the Championship this season, so it is a good move for the player.
Tyreece John-Jules – Loan
19-year-old John-Jules has joined Doncaster Rovers on loan for the season and we will be bringing you regular reports with the help of Doncaster Rovers fansite, Into the Empty Net who helped us cover Ben Sheaf at the club last season.