By Andrew Crawshaw
Less frantic activity generally yesterday than on many previous transfer deadline days with not as many players moving. Having said that Everton signed three in the last 10 minutes and Fulham added another keeper. Tottenham added no-one as has become a well-established fact. The first PL club ever to sign no one in the window.
The only transfer affecting Arsenal was the widely tipped one of Lucas Pérez moving to West Ham. That took our non home-grown contingent down to the maximum of 17 allowed under FA/EPL rules.
Here is the updated list of our players
Now with your eagle eyes you will have noticed that this list still contains 26 names and you will therefore realise that that is still one more than we are allowed, so we still need to move on at least one player. This will come as transfers to other countries can still happen until the old deadline of 31st August which is also the case with loan deals to non-PL clubs within the UK.
Regarding those in blue, it is still strongly rumoured that David Ospina will move to a European Club, alternatively I would think that there is little future at Arsenal for Joel Campbell or Carl Jenkinson who could still be loaned out to Football League teams or sold abroad.
In addition to the 26 players over the age of 21 our first team squad will likely feature some of the eight youngsters from this list.
|Name||Position||Homegrown when 21|
All in all not a bad list of players.
Here is the transfer summary
In: Total 5
- Lucas Torreira Sampdoria, £26.5m
- Bernd Leno Leverkusen, £19.2m
- Sokratis Papastathopoulos Dortmund, £17.7m
- Matteo Guendouzi Lorient, £8m
- Stephan Lichtsteiner Juventus, free.
Out: Total 9
- Lucas Pérez West Ham, £4m
- Jeff Reiné-Adelaïde Angers, £2.7m
- Chuba Akpom PAOK, £900,000
- João Virginia Everton, undisclosed
- Jack WilshereWest Ham, free
- Santi Cazorla Villarreal, free
- Hugo Keto Brighton, free
- Calum Chambers Fulham, loan
- Takuma Asano Hannover, loan.
Net Spend: £63.8m
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