ARSENAL DEALS

The January 2021 transfer window has now closed, so let’s have a look at all the Arsenal deals that were completed.

Omar Rekik signing for Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)
Omar Rekik signing for Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Arsenal deals – Completed

Arsenal players – In

LONDON, ENGLAND: Martin Odegaard of Arsenal runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on January 30, 2021. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Martin Odegaard of Arsenal runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on January 30, 2021. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
  • Omar Rekik –  19-year-old ball-playing centre-back, signed from Hertha Berlin in a deal that was almost completed in the summer. He has joined the u23s initially.
  • Anna Patten – Former Arsenal player re-signed after finishing her studies in the US.
  • Mat Ryan – The Brighton keeper has signed on loan until the end of the season in a move nobody saw coming.
  • Martin Odegaard – The Real Madrid midfielder has joined on loan until the end of the season.

Arsenal players – Out

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal gestures during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on February 3, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 03: Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal gestures during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on February 3, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Arsenal deals – extended

BARNET, ENGLAND - JULY 24: James Hillson of Arsenal celebrates his sides first goal during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Barnet and Arsenal at The Hive on July 24, 2019 in Barnet, England. (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)
BARNET, ENGLAND – JULY 24: James Hillson of Arsenal celebrates his sides first goal during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Barnet and Arsenal at The Hive on July 24, 2019 in Barnet, England. (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)

Was Arsenal’s transfer window really that good?

by Stephen Bradley

With the 2020-21 winter transfer window coming to an end, let’s see how well Arsenal have managed to go about their business over the past month, and whether they can be happy with their work as a whole.

In:

Martin Ødegaard – Loan from Real Madrid until end of season

Arsenal’s Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard (L) gets instructions from Arsenal’s Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (R) as he comes on as a substitute during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 30, 2021. (Photo by Shaun Botterill / POOL / AFP) /

There are a number of questions regarding this deal, and all of them can be answered with one word:

  • Is Ødegaard a good player? Yes.
  • Can he help them team climb the table and go far in the Europa League? Yes.
  • Is it a indicative sign of Mikel Arteta’s ability to draw players of Ødegaard’s ability to the club? Yes.
  • Is it a problem that this deal doesn’t include a buy clause? YES.

As happy as I am that someone of Ødegaard’s quality has been brought into the club, there is a whiff of short-termism about the deal. He can help now, absolutely. But what happens in five months when the deal is up?

There are only two outcomes in play here; Either Ødegaard plays superbly well for Arsenal, in which case Real Madrid will thank us for getting him back into form and bring him back to the Bernabeu, or he doesn’t perform well and Real Madrid offers us the chance to sign a player who we won’t particularly want. Neither are in Arsenal’s best interest.

RATING: Right now, it’s a 7/10. If Ødegaard is still at the club on September 1st, it’ll be a 10. If he isn’t, it’ll be a 4.

Matthew Ryan – Loan from Brighton until end of season

Mat Ryan after signing for Arsenal (Photo via Ryan on Twitter)
Mat Ryan after signing for Arsenal (Photo via Ryan on Twitter)

After watching Alex Runarsson underwhelm during Europa League games in the autumn, and then proceeding to flap at a Rihad Mahrez free kick last month as if he was trying to catch a bag of wasps, most Arsenal fans made up their minds that the Icelander was not the man to challenge Bernd Leno as the number one goalkeeper. So, it was pleasing to see that Arsenal’s hierarchy agreed and brought a more experienced set of hands into the club.

Frankly, pretty much anyone would have been OK here, as if Leno plays every game for the rest of the season then nobody will be upset. But Ryan is a Premier League calibre goalkeeper who is happy to be backup at the club he supports. I’d be more than happy to keep him long-term.

RATING: 9/10

Out:

Mesut Özil – Released on a free transfer

TOPSHOT – German midfielder Mesut Ozil (C) holds his new jersey as he poses with Fenerbahce’s president Ali Koc (L) and sport director Emre Belezoglu (R), during a press conference after he signed his new three-and-a-half year contract with Turkish football club Fenerbahce at the Divan Faruk ilgaz facilities on January 27, 2021 in Istanbul. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP) (Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)

Sigh. It’s such a shame that it had to end this way, with Arsenal virtually having to bribe a player to leave, even though that same player was virtually bribed to stay only three years ago. There is plenty of blame to go around, and nobody comes away from this saga smelling of roses. Our own Matthew Wade wrote this about Özil six years ago and it still applies today.

But…..

From February 1st, Arsenal won’t be paying Özil £350,000 a week anymore. It would have been far, far more beneficial to everyone involved if this had been managed to have been sorted out last summer, but it’s done now. End of. Everyone can move on and I can start copy and pasting Ø instead of Ö into columns now. Wøøt.

Rating: 1Ö/1Ö

Sead Kolasinac – Loan to Schalke until end of season

Shkodran Mustafi – Released on a free transfer

NORWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Sead Kolasinac of Arsenal and Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal acknowledge the fans 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: Sead Kolasinac of Arsenal and Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal acknowledge the fans 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)

Let me give you a rather depressing fact; Kolasinac and Mustafi are only 27 and 28 years old respectively. They were both 24 when Arsenal signed them. On paper, these were both good bits of business, getting in established defenders who had shown good form, and were about to enter their prime.

Bringing both of these players to Arsenal was totally justifiable. But neither player has adapted well to the Premier League, with Kolasinac unable to play as a left-back in a back four, and Mustafi unable to rid his game of crippling yet inexplicable lapses in concentration.

I give Arsenal a bit more of a pass on Kolasinac leaving, since he was brought in on a free transfer, but watching £35 million walk out the door in Mustafi’s case is a bitter pill to swallow. Add that money to the potential pot that would have had Aaron Ramsey and Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s potential transfer fees in it too, if we didn’t let them walk out the door for nothing as well………ugh.

RATING: Kolasinac 5/10, Mustafi 2/10

Sokratis – Released on a free transfer

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 02, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 02: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 02, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

If there’s a blot on Sven Mislintat’s tenure as head of recruitment at Arsenal, it was his decision to bring in the Greek international from his former club, Borussia Dortmund. After the immediate success of his former club-mate, Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, Mislintat thought that Sokratis would have a similar impact at Arsenal. Yet, whilst the Gabonese striker was a perfect fit for how Arsenal wanted to play, the Greek was anything but.

If this was 1991, Sokratis would be a cult hero. His game is a very old-school one, based around eliminating attacking threats with little sophistication. He is certainly not a bad player, but when the current manager expects his centre-backs to be as good on the ball as they are off it, it was always going to be a tall order for Sokratis to get back into the first team.

RATING: 5/10. Again, this should have been sorted out last summer, but at least Arsenal have managed to get his wages off the balance sheet when they don’t need his services.

Joe Willock – Loan to Newcastle until end of season

Ainsley Maitland-Niles – Loan to West Brom until end of season

A penny for Mr. Maitland-Niles’ thoughts at the moment. He wants to get into the England squad this summer for Euro 2020 (yes, it’s still being called that) and he reckons his best chance of doing so is as a midfielder instead of as full back. He’s probably right, too.

But, as it stands, Arsenal views him as a full back, and every club that inquired about him apart from West Brom, wanted him as a full back. It’s a crucial few months for the lad, and he’s about to spend them playing for Sam Allardyce at a club staring relegation in the face. Remember what happened with Serge Gnabry at Stoke? I’m just saying.

As for Willock, he needs game time under his belt, and desperately. Is he a number 8, or a number 10? Newcastle will play him as an 8, and it’s his best chance of showing he’s a Premier League footballer. It’s one thing not being able to displace Granit Xhaka from a team-sheet. But Jonjo Shelvey?

We’ll know exactly what we have with these two players after these loans, and that can only be good in the long-term for Arsenal. But if I were to pick who’s got the better chance of standing out, it’s Willock.

RATING: Willock 8/10, Maitland-Niles 6/10

ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 29: Valentin Antov of CSKA-Sofia in action during the UEFA Europa League Group A stage match between AS Roma and CSKA-Sofia at Stadio Olimpico on October 29, 2020 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

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Daniel Ballard celebrating scoring for Blackpool (Photo via Blackpool on Twitter)

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COPENHAGEN, DENMARK: Odsonne Edouard of Celtic during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 first leg match between FC Kobenhavn and Celtic FC at Telia Parken on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28: Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal at The King Power Stadium on February 28, 2021 in Leicester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Keeton - Pool/Getty Images)

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The Premier League summer transfer window for the 20/21 season is now closed so how many deals did Arsenal agree?

More than you’d think…

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

Arsenal In

Arsenal deals – completed

Nikolaj Duus Möller

Nikolaj Duus Möller with Malmö (Photo via Möller on Instagram)
Nikolaj Duus Möller with Malmö (Photo via Möller on Instagram)

Arsenal signed 6’4″ forward Nikolaj Duus Möller on 4-year-deal from Malmö

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 Out

Arsenal deals – completed

Matteo Guendouzi

Has joined Hertha Berlin on loan for the rest of the season with no option to buy, as per his request.

Mark McGuinness

Mark McGuiness via Ipswich Town
Mark McGuiness via Ipswich Town

Has joined Ipswich for the season on loan.

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 – Loan with option

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.

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