Arsenal deals – last updated 9 September 2020

The transfer window for the 20/21 season is in full swing so how many deals have Arsenal agreed so far? More than you’d think…

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 08, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 08: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 08, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal In

Arsenal deals – completed

Dani Ceballos

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal , Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal and Dani Ceballos of Arsenal pose with the FA Cup Trophy after their teams victory in the Heads Up FA Cup Final match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 01, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 01: Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal , Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal and Dani Ceballos of Arsenal pose with the FA Cup Trophy (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The boy from Real Madrid is back for another season and he isn’t even costing as much as he did last season.

Gabriel Magalhaes

Gabriel Magalhaes via Arsenal.com
Gabriel Magalhaes via Arsenal.com

After some time in quarantine, Gabriel finally arrived.

Willian – Free (LOL)

Willian after signing for Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)
Willian after signing for Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)

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

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 13, 2019 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 13: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 13, 2019 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

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

Pablo Mari (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)
Pablo Mari (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)

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

Cedric Soares (Photo via Soares on Twitter)
Cedric Soares (Photo via Soares on Twitter)

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

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Salah Oulad M’Hand of Arsenal during the Arsenal U23 training session at London Colney on August 17, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND – AUGUST 17: Salah Oulad M’Hand  (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

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.

Tim Akinola

Tim Akinola with Huddersfield Town (Photo via Akinola on Instagram)
Tim Akinola with Huddersfield Town (Photo via Akinola on Instagram)

The Athletic reported that Arsenal had signed 19-year-old midfielder Tim Akinola. A few days later, Arsenal confirmed the news.

Huddersfield Town released the player last month, but video analysis impressed Arsenal so much that they signed him up without a trial.

George Lewis

George Lewis during his time with Tromsdalen UIL (Photo: Jon Olav Nesvold)
George Lewis during his time with Tromsdalen UIL (Photo: Jon Olav Nesvold)

George Lewis has signed for Arsenal this summer, with the club reserving a shirt number for him. The player held a two-week trial in March and was a free agent after a spell with Norwegian side Fram Larvik.

Arsenal announced his arrival on 18 August 2020.

Jonathan Dinzeyi

Jonathan Dinzeyi with Tottenham Hotspur (Photo via Dinzeyi on Instagram)
Jonathan Dinzeyi with Tottenham Hotspur (Photo via Dinzeyi on Instagram)

Jonathan Dinzeyi officially completed his free transfer to Arsenal on Monday, after reaching the end of his deal with Tottenham Hotspur.

Arsenal deals – extended

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signs new Arsenal contract (via@Arsenal)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signs new Arsenal contract ([email protected])

Arsenal finally announced that Auba has signed a new extension to remain at Arsenal for three years.

Ryan Alebiosu

Ryan Alebiosu with Arsenal against Spurs (Photo via TottenhamHotspur.com)
Ryan Alebiosu with Arsenal against Spurs (Photo via TottenhamHotspur.com)

18-year-old right-back, Ryan Alebiosu, has signed his first professional contract with the club.

Bukayo Saka – Four years

Bukayo Saka modelling the new Arsenal 2020/21 shirt (Photo via Arsenal.com)
Bukayo Saka modelling the new Arsenal 2020/21 shirt (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Bukayo Saka finally signed his contract extension after scaring us all that he might leave. He is going to be immense for Arsenal over the coming years considering this was his break through season. Arsenal also gave him the number 7 shirt and a massive payrise.

David Luiz – One year

Arsenal's Brazilian defender David Luiz (2L) rreacts during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on July 21, 2020. (Photo by PETER POWELL / POOL / AFP)
Arsenal’s Brazilian defender David Luiz (2L)  (Photo by PETER POWELL / POOL / AFP)

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

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Arsenal Out

Arsenal deals – completed

Emi Martinez

Emi Martinez after signing for Aston Villa (Photo via AVFC.co.uk)
Emi Martinez after signing for Aston Villa (Photo via AVFC.co.uk)

Emi Martinez has joined Aston Villa on a five-year permanent deal for which Arsenal netted £16m.

Dani Ceballos

Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos celebrates victory after the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in London, on August 1, 2020. - Arsenal won the match 2-1. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)
Arsenal’s Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

Returned to Real Madrid. For a little while, anyway.

Freddie Ljungberg

NORWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Interim Manager of Arsenal, Freddie Ljungberg looks on during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal FC at Carrow Road on December 01, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Interim Manager of Arsenal, Freddie Ljungberg (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Even losing wasn’t so bad when Freddie was in charge. Off seeking new adventures…

Sam Greenwood

Sam Greenwood (Photo via Instagram / SamGreenwood9)
Sam Greenwood (Photo via Instagram / SamGreenwood9)

Sam Greenwood has joined Leeds United in a permanent deal worth a reported £3m.

Zak Swanson – Loan

Zak Swanson at MVV Maastricht (via MVV Maastricht)
Zak Swanson at MVV Maastricht (via MVV Maastricht)

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

Trae Coyle signs his new deal (Photo via Arsenal.com)
Trae Coyle signs his new deal (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Has joined Gillingham on loan.

Joseph Olowu – Loan

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Turner's Cross, Cork 14/2/2020 Cork City vs Shelbourne Cork City's Joseph Olowu Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo
SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Turner’s Cross, Cork 14/2/2020 Cork City vs Shelbourne
Cork City’s Joseph Olowu Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

On loan with Cork City until the end of October and has already helped them to three consecutive cleansheets.

Konstaninos Mavropanos – Loan

Konstantinos Mavropanos signing with Stuttgart (Photo via Chris Wheatley on Twitter)
Konstantinos Mavropanos signing with Stuttgart (Photo via Chris Wheatley on Twitter)

On loan with Sven Mislintat and Stuttgart.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Permanent

NAPLES, ITALY - JULY 05: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of AS Roma celebrates after scoring the 1-1 goal during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and AS Roma at Stadio San Paolo on July 05, 2020 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)
NAPLES, ITALY – JULY 05: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of AS Roma celebrates after scoring the 1-1 goal during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and AS Roma at Stadio San Paolo on July 05, 2020 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

After spending last season on loan with Roma they have made it permanent.

Matt Smith – Loan

Matt Smith (L) and Bukayo Saka (R) with the FA Cup trophy (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)
Matt Smith (L) and Bukayo Saka (R) with the FA Cup trophy (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)

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

Zech Medley signs for Gillingham on loan (via Gillingham FC)
Zech Medley signs for Gillingham on loan (via Gillingham FC)

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 – Permanent

Ben Sheaf with Coventry (ia Coentry City)
Ben Sheaf with Coventry (ia Coentry City)

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

Arsenal's Tyreece John-Jules working on his injury rehabilitation (Photo via John-Jules on Twitter)
Arsenal’s Tyreece John-Jules working on his injury rehabilitation (Photo via John-Jules on Twitter)

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.

Arsenal deals – Players for sale

Sokratis

Arsenal's Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos (L) vies with West Ham United's French striker Sebastien Haller (R) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 7, 2020.
Arsenal’s Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)

Wants to be allowed to join Napoli for free.

Sead Kolasinac – wants to go home

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 21: Sead Kolasinac of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Arsenal FC at Villa Park on July 21, 2020 in Birmingham, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Rui Vieira/Pool via Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – JULY 21: Sead Kolasinac (Photo by Rui Vieira/Pool via Getty Images)

We got him for free and now he wants to go home, really badly.

Mohamed Elneny – Maybe

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - OCTOBER 03: Mohamed Elneny of Besiktas reacts at full-time after the UEFA Europa League group K match between Besiktas and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Vodafone Park on October 03, 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
(Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Seemed to be for sale, now could be the latest to transform under Mikel Arteta’s tutelage. We aren’t sure yet.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Ainsley Maitland-Niles of Arsenal in action during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and Olympique Lyonnais at the Emirates Stadium on July 28, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 28: Ainsley Maitland-Niles  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Made it known he would leave if he didn’t get more minutes and promptly got more minutes. The club still said he was up for sale but that might change given he seems to be one of four players that Arteta doesn’t want to sell and when Raul Sanllehi has gone it seemed like he might not have to.

Matteo Guendouzi

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Matteo Guendouzi of Arsenal confronts Neal Maupay of Brighton and Hove Albion during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal FC at American Express Community Stadium on June 20, 2020 in Brighton, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Guendouzi is wanted by Unai Emery once again and Villarreal have apparently tabled a €30m bod for the player.

Calum Chambers

via Fulham FC

Will probably end up back at Fulham.

Shkodran Mustafi

Arsenal's German defender Shkodran Mustafi (C) is helped off the pitch injured during the English FA Cup semi-final football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London, on July 18, 2020. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / POOL / AFP)
Arsenal’s German defender Shkodran Mustafi  (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / POOL / AFP)

Off crutches and will probably be sold just as he starts to look like he knows how to play football.

Mesut Ozil

Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (L) and Arsenal's French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi (R) reacts as they wait to restart after Leicester City score the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on November 9, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)
(Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

The club want to sell Mesut Ozil but Mesut Ozil does not want to be sold.

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