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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Declan Rice, Kai Havertz and Jurrien Timber of Arsenal pose for a photo with the FA Community Shield following The FA Community Shield match between Manchester City against Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 06, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Arsenal transfer window roundup: All signings, departures and loans

Arsenal have had a busy summer, with significant additions and exits in both the men's and women's teams. This report breaks down all the moves made by the North London club.
David Raya signing his Arsenal contract alongside Mikel Arteta and Edu Gaspar (Photo via Arsenal.com)

What deals have Arsenal done so far? More than you think

A comprehensive overview of Arsenal's summer deals, from key signings to departures, loans, and contract renewals for both men's and women's teams.
Former Arsenal midfielder Matt Smith signing for Wigan Athletic (Photo via WiganAthletic.com)

Club confirm signing of released Arsenal midfielder

Wigan Athletic have confirmed the signing of Matt Smith, following the expiry of the midfielder's contract at Arsenal.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Ainsley Maitland-Niles of Southampton warms up prior to the Premier League match between Everton FC and Southampton FC at Goodison Park on January 14, 2023 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Arsenal confirm 10 player departures, 1 more uncertain

Arsenal have confirmed the departures of Ainsley Maitland-Niles and nine academy players, with Reiss Nelson's future also uncertain.
Lino Sousa claps the Arsenal fans (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal leave 2 young players out of Europa League squad

Arsenal have had to leave a couple of youth players out of their Europa League squad due to limited spaces, but they've managed to add all their new signings.
Matt Smith runs with the ball for the Arsenal u21s against Crystal Palace (Photo via David Price on Twitter)

3 clubs chase deadline-day move to sign Arsenal 22yo

Matt Smith looks set for a deadline-day move away from Arsenal, with the Bundesliga's FC Augsburg and multiple Championship sides interested.
Matt Smith runs with the ball for the Arsenal u21s against Crystal Palace (Photo via David Price on Twitter)

3 Championship clubs chase January move for Arsenal 22yo

Arsenal are open to loan and permanent offers for Matt Smith, with three Championship clubs interested in his signature this month.
Myles Lewis-Skelly takes part in first-team training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)

6 youth players join Arsenal first-team training pre-Newcastle

Six Arsenal youth players were in training with the first team this week ahead of the match against Newcastle United on Tuesday.
Ethan Nwaneri in training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)

7 Arsenal youth players remain in first-team training for Juventus

At least seven Arsenal academy players have remained with the first-team squad following the tour of Dubai, ahead of Saturday's friendly against Juventus.
Ethan Nwaneri plays for Arsenal in their friendly against Watford (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Arsenal call 13 youth players up for first-team tour

Arsenal have called 13 youth players up for their tour of Dubai, with many senior players either still absent or working on their match fitness.
Mikel Arteta and the squad in training (Photo via Arsenal.com)

8 Arsenal players return to training, 6 still out

A number of Arsenal's first-team players returned to training on Monday, and four youth players joined their first session back.
Catalin Cirjan celebrates a goal for the Arsenal u21s (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal top Premier League International Cup group with win

The Arsenal u21s went top of their Premier League International Cup group with a win over AS Monaco u21s on Monday night.
Matt Smith (R) in training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)

5 youth players join Arsenal first-team training pre-Brighton clash

A number of Arsenal academy players trained with the first team ahead of their League Cup clash with Brighton on Wednesday night.
Khayon Edwards (R) in first-team training alongside Bradley Ibrahim (Photo via Edwards on Instagram)

4 youth players travel with Arsenal for PSV clash

Bradley Ibrahim is one of four youth players who has travelled to Eindhoven for Arsenal's match against PSV, according to Mikel Arteta.
NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND: Arsenal U21 manager Mehmet Ali looks on during the Papa John's Trophy match between Northampton Town and Arsenal U21 at Sixfields on October 18, 2022. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Arsenal reach EFL Trophy knockout rounds with comeback win

The Arsenal u21s secured progression to the knockout stages of the EFL Trophy on Tuesday night with a comeback win over Northampton Town.
Catalin Cirjan playing for Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

4 Arsenal youth players travel to Norway with first-team squad

Khayon Edwards and Bradley Ibrahim have joined Catalin Cirjan and Matt Smith in travelling with the first team for Thursday's Europa League clash.
Khayon Edwards (R) back with the Arsenal u21s after injury (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

Arsenal call 4 youngsters up for first-team training pre-Bodo/Glimt

Arsenal called four youngsters up to first-team training on Wednesday, with three of them likely to feature in Thursday's first-team squad.
Matt Smith with Arsenal (Photo via TwoTouchAgency on Instagram)

Arsenal coach confirms plan to loan 21yo pair

Arsenal u21 head coach Mehmet Ali has suggested the plan is to loan Matt Smith and James Olayinka this summer, moves which would have multiple benefits.
Matt Smith with Arsenal (Photo via TwoTouchAgency on Instagram)

2+ Championship clubs plan bid for Arsenal 21yo

Millwall and Luton Town are among the Championship sides pursuing a permanent deal for Arsenal's Matt Smith this summer.

The 5 Arsenal youngsters on tour with the first-team

Five Arsenal academy players have joined the first team on their pre-season trip to Germany this week, after many featured in the Ipswich Town friendly.
Zak Swanson pulls on the captain's armband for the Arsenal u23s against Bromley FC (Photo by Dan Critchlow)

What will the new youth age restrictions mean for Arsenal?

The Premier League 2 announced a significant change to their age restrictions this week, but it shouldn't have a major impact on Arsenal.
Nikolaj Moller with Viktoria Koln (Photo via Moller on Instagram)

Only 2 Arsenal loanees feature in quiet weekend

Just two of Arsenal's many loanees featured over the weekend, with most fixtures disrupted by the international break.
Millwall v Fulham - Daniel Ballard of Millwall during the Sky Bet Championship match at The Den, London. Copyright: Brian Tonks

Arsenal loan watch: 13 loanees feature in busy weekend

13 Arsenal loanees featured over the weekend, with the highlight being a first senior goal for Brooke Norton-Cuffy.
Karl Hein of Estonia during the International Friendly, Länderspiel, Nationalmannschaft match at Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence. Date: 11th November 2020. Picture: Jonathan Moscrop / Sportimage

Arsenal loan watch: Another debut, Saliba plays new position

Arsenal had another loan debutant in midweek, as nine loanees featured on the pitch over the last two days.
Miguel Azeez playing for Portsmouth (Photo via Azeez on Twitter)

1 goal, 1 assist, & a strong weekend for the Arsenal loanees

Konstantinos Mavropanos scored and Miguel Azeez provided an assist in a positive weekend for the Arsenal loan group.
Runar Alex Runarsson with Iceland (Photo via Runarsson on Instagram)

Bellerin, Saliba, Runarsson: 7 Arsenal loanees feature in busy midweek

There were more ups and downs for Arsenal's loanees in midweek, as many of the group had evening fixtures on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Harry Clarke celebrating his goal for Ross County (Photo via Clarke on Instagram)

1 red card, 5 feature: Arsenal’s Saturday loan roundup

Though at least slightly busier than last weekend, Arsenal's loanees had another mixed Saturday this time around.
Daniel Ballard of Millwall during the pre-game warmup - Swansea, Swansea.com Stadium, West Glamorgan, United Kingdom. Copyright: Mike Jones / News Images

Only 1 of 7 lower-league Arsenal loanees features on Saturday

Arsenal's lower league loanees hardly featured at all this weekend, as quite a few of them struggle for minutes.
Miguel Azeez playing for Portsmouth (Photo via Azeez on Twitter)

Miguel Azeez starts as all Arsenal loanees progress in FA Cup

Miguel Azeez made the second start of his loan spell at Portsmouth as all of Arsenal's loanees won their FA Cup fixtures on Saturday.
Jonathan Dinzeyi playing for Carlisle United (Photo via carlisleunited.co.uk)

Arsenal loan watch: 7 loanees feature, 1 goal, 1 league debut

Seven Arsenal loanees featured for their respective clubs on Saturday, including one league debutant and one goalscorer.
Tyreece John-Jules of Blackpool FC is surrounded by Niall Huggins of Sunderland AFC and Jack Diamond of Sunderland AFC during the EFL Carabao Cup match between Blackpool and Sunderland at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, England on 24 August 2021. Copyright: Malcolm Mackenzie

Arsenal loan watch: 6 loanees feature on tough Saturday

Six Arsenal loanees featured for their temporary clubs on Saturday, in a busy but somewhat underwhelming day of matches.
West Bromwich Albion v Millwall - Sky Bet Championship - The Hawthorns Millwall s Daniel Ballard celebrates scoring his side s first goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich. Picture date: Saturday September 11, 2021. Copyright: David Davies

Arsenal loanee scores again as 8 get minutes in

Arsenal currently have 17 players out on loan and eight of them were in action this weekend.
Matt Smith after signing for Doncaster Rovers (Photo via Doncaster Rovers on Twitter)

Arsenal loanee set to miss 3 games minimum after early setback

Arsenal's Matt Smith has had an early setback in his loan move to Doncaster Rovers, contracting Covid to miss at least three or four games.
Matt Smith with Swindon Town (Photo via Getty Images / Chloe Knott)

Arsenal’s Matt Smith joins Doncaster Rovers

Matt Smith has become the latest Arsenal youth player to move on loan to Doncaster Rovers.
Charlton Athletic v Portsmouth Sky Bet League 1 Matt Smith of Charlton Athletic during the Sky Bet League 1 match at The Valley, London. Copyright: Ben Peters

Arsenal midfielder drops to loan club’s u23 team

Arsenal loanee Matt Smith dropped down to the Charlton u23s for minutes earlier this week, with his second loan of the season not going entirely to plan.
STUTTGART, GERMANY: Matheus Cunha of Hertha BSC is challenged by Konstantinos Mavropanos of VfB Stuttgart during the Bundesliga match between VfB Stuttgart and Hertha BSC at Mercedes-Benz Arena on February 13, 2021. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Arsenal loan watch: Centre-backs catch the eye with starring performances

It was the centre-backs catching the eye in this weekend's Arsenal loan watch, with seven loanees featuring overall.
Charlton Athletic v Portsmouth Sky Bet League 1 Matt Smith of Charlton Athletic during the Sky Bet League 1 match at The Valley, London. Copyright: Ben Peters

Arsenal 20yo midfielder loan at Charlton picking up speed

Matt Smith is getting off to a slow start to his loan with Charlton Athletic, but he helped them to a win in his second start earlier this week.

13 players feature: Arsenal loan watch roundup

13 Arsenal players were in action for their loan clubs this season so let's take a look at how they got on in out Arsenal loan watch roundup
William Saliba looks on during the French L1 football match between Nice and Bordeaux at the "Allianz Riviera" stadium in Nice, on January 17, 2021. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP)

Saliba, Mavropanos, Kolasinac: Midweek Arsenal loan watch

Five Arsenal loanees featured in midweek but none of them had very much luck with their respective teams.
Charlton Athletic v Portsmouth Sky Bet League 1 Matt Smith of Charlton Athletic during the Sky Bet League 1 match at The Valley, London. Copyright: Ben Peters

Arsenal’s Smith makes debut, 3 other deadline-day loanees miss out

Four of the new Arsenal loanees saw their loan club in action on Tuesday night, but Matt Smith was the only player to make his debut.