After Deadline Day August 2018 – The full Arsenal Squad that remains

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

Name Position Homegrown Over 21
1 Aaron Ramsey Mid Y Y
2 Alex Iwobi Forward/MF Y Y
3 Carl Jenkinson RB Y Y
4 Cohen Bramall LB Y Y
5 Danny Welbeck Forward Y Y
6 Deyan Iliev GK Y Y
7 Emiliano Martinez GK Y Y
8 Hector Bellerin RB Y Y
9 Rob Holding CB Y Y
1 Andre Lacazette Striker N Y
2 Bernd Leno GK N Y
3 David Ospina GK N Y
4 Granit Xhaka CM N Y
5 Henrikh Mkhitarian Midfield N Y
6 Joel Campbell Forward N Y
7 Laurent Koscielny CB N Y
8 Lucas Torreira DM N Y
9 Mesut Özil Mid N Y
10 Mohamed Elneny Mid N Y
11 Nacho Monreal LB N Y
12 Petr Cech GK N Y
13 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Striker N Y
14 Saad Kolasinac LB N Y
15 Shkodran Mustafi CB N Y
16 Sokratis Papastathopoulos CB N Y
17 Stephan Lichtsteiner RB N Y

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
1 Ainsley Maitland-Niles CM/Wing Y
2 Edward Nketiah Forward Y
3 Emile Smith-Rowe Forward Y
4 Joe Willock CM/Wing Y
5 Joshua DaSilva Forward Y
6 Reiss Nelson Forward Y
7 Konstantinos Mavopranos CB N
8 Matteo Guendouzi DM N

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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5 Replies to “After Deadline Day August 2018 – The full Arsenal Squad that remains”

  1. Well before i say something in respect of the balances and the numbers of player sold out/ loan and let considered what we have at hands and the twenty one years Academic choose to play with the first team in various matches this season 2018/2919. The balance remain should be maintain and not sale any only to request on loan from outside look for the capable two if there is a way to get them Add because injury when occur you can replace them no player will be hundred percent free this is the reason why you must have standby weapon to substitute went occur and i always calling the management to minimize sailing of players without replacement with good ones is kill club or a teams.

  2. If Koscielny is out until the new year, does he have to be named in the squad (like Cazorla last year who wasn’t)?
    In which case, we would meet the criteria until the next window.

  3. @Chris,

    Yes you are quite right, we could do that if we are absolutely sure he is out till January. It would mean that is he recovers more quickly he couldn’t play fitness games for the U23s.

  4. Latest official statement is that Kos will be out until the New Year and therefore should not be named in the 25. Bramall is in the u23 official picture I think so won’t be named.
    Given that there is no point in having four goalkeepers in the squad we can safely assume that there will be a sale/loan abroad before the end of the month.
    We’re all done and dusted.

  5. Ospina and Campbell must be sold before August 31. They cannot be sent out on loan as their contracts are set to expire. If we don’t sell now, they walk away for free.

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