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Arsenal have now completed their summer transfer business.

The Gunners were focused on trimming Mikel Arteta’s squad in the final days of the window after spending over £200million on four new signings. Kai Havertz, Declan Rice and Jurrien Timber arrived on permanent deals while David Raya also joined on loan with an option to buy.

Folarin Balogun finalised a £34million (€40million) move to Monaco on Wednesday, with the Gunners inserting a 17.5 per cent sell-on clause into the deal, football.london understands. With all of that being said, below we’ve taken a look at the latest full list of Arsenal’s ins and outs this summer.

Outgoing

Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Released)

Zach Awe (Released)

Joel Ideho (Released)

George Lewis (Released)

Matt Smith (Released)

Tom Smith (Released)

Kaleel Green (Released)

Alexandar Kovacevic (Released)

Tino Quamina (Released)

Mathaeus Roberts (Released)

Nikolaj Moller (St. Gallen) – Undisclosed

Catalin Cirjan (FC Rapid Bucuresti) – Loan

Mazeed Ogungbo (Barrow AFC) – Undisclosed

Pablo Mari (AC Monza) – £5.9million

Mauro Bandeira (Colchester United) – Loan

Granit Xhaka (Bayer Leverkusen) – £21.5million

Billy Vigar (Eastbourne Borough) – Loan

Auston Trusty (Sheffield United) – £5million

Matt Turner (Nottingham Forest) – £10million

Mika Biereth (Motherwell) – Loan

Marquinhos (Nantes) – Loan

Alex Runarsson (Cardiff City) – Loan

Charlie Patino (Swansea City) – Loan

Brooke Norton-Cuffy (Millwall) – Loan

Tyreece John-Jules (Derby) – Loan

Kieran Tierney (Real Sociedad) – Loan

Folarin Balogun (Monaco) – £34million

Salah-Eddine Oulad M’hand (FC Den Bosch) – Loan

Nuno Tavares (Nottingham Forest) – Loan

Omar Rekik (Wigan Athletic) – Loan

ARSENAL 3-1 MANCHESTER UNITED: Declan Rice and Gabriel Jesus scored in stoppage time as the Gunners saw off their rivals in a controversial encounter where VAR had its say

Arsenal star Declan Rice is already paying back his mammoth fee after he scored in stoppage time to see off Manchester United.

The game looked to be heading for a draw but the hosts were rewarded for their endeavour as their summer signing and the returning Gabriel Jesus both scored in stoppage time to win a controversial encounter that saw VAR thwart both teams.

Marcus Rashford opened the scoring for a United side who had offered little when he completed a swift counter that saw his side go from defending to 1-0 up within seconds having been played through by Christian Eriksen. The joy of the away side though didn’t last long, 35 seconds in fact following the restart, as Gabriel Martinelli found Martin Odegaard on the edge of the box and he fired home to ignite the Emirates.arsenal

VAR intervened to deny the hosts a second-half penalty when Anthony Taylor did think Kai Havertz had been fouled, which left Mikel Arteta less than impressed. Alejandro Garnacho thought he had himself an 89th minute winner, only for VAR to again have its say and curtail the visiting celebrations.

Arsenal’s £105m signing then hammered home from a corner to put the hosts ahead in the 95th minute before Jesus capped what was a stellar afternoon for the Gunners by finishing off a swift counter, showing sensational composure to finish with the clock hitting the 100 minute mark.

Here’s five talking points from the Emirates.

Arsenal thought they were settling for a point until Rice, their £100m man, showed that he will come up with big moments in the final third as well as in the middle of the pitch. He was his usual excellent self, breaking up play and dictating the pace of the game from the base of midfield.

But he had his biggest moment yet as he made the most of a scrappy corner to fire home. Players in his position don’t often get the chance to justify their fee with goals, but Rice nailed his opportunity. He’s long been tipped for the top, but never had the chance to show it on the biggest stage, he’s certainly proving that now.

 

ARSENAL striker Folarin Balogun has officially completed his move to French giants Monaco for a reported fee of £35million.

In addition to that, playmaker Emile Smith Rowe has reportedly been offered to a mystery Premier League side in the final days of the transfer window.

Smith Rowe was previously linked with a move to Chelsea, who have since decided to sign Manchester City’s Cole Palmer instead.

And Gabriel could also be sold, but only if a suitable replacement for the defender is found before the deadline.

Tavares heading to Forest

Nuno Tavares is one of the many players who looks set to join Nottingham Forest before tomorrow’s deadline.

The Arsenal left-back is not part of Mikel Arteta’s plans at the Emirates.

arsenalAnd Steve Cooper wants to bolster his options for the 2023-24 campaign.

Forest will pay a £2m loan fee and have a £12m option to buy the Portuguese star next summer.

Callum Hudson-Odoi, Wilfred Ndidi, Odysseas Vlachodimos and Nico Dominguez may also be heading to the City Ground.

Who could Arsenal get?

SunSport did a simulated Champions League draw earlier this week.

And that saw the Gunners pitted against Barcelona, Rangers and Galatasaray in a thumping group.

Rangers crashed out at the final stage of qualifying at the hands of PSV.

Arsenal could also face the likes of Bayern Munich, PSG or Napoli – with all three in Pot 1 as national league champions.

 

Arsenal have already signed Kai Havertz, Declan Rice, Jurrien Timber and David Raya this summer… but Mikel Arteta’s business isn’t done just yet.

The Gunners are expected to sell or loan out a number of players before the transfer window slams shut. Kieran Tierney, Rob Holding, Cedric Soares, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Folarin Balogun, Nuno Tavares and Nicolas Pepe could all leave the Emirates.

Yet Arteta is determined to keep hold of Gabriel Magalhaes, despite starting him from the bench against Crystal Palace in their most recent outing. Teams in Saudi Arabia and Real Madrid are thought to be interested in signing the Brazilian defender.

Malouda’s bold top-four prediction

Florent Malouda believes that Arsenal will miss out on the top-four alongside Manchester United – despite winning their first two Premier League matches.

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He told Betway: “I think Chelsea will struggle to get in the top-four – but I think they’ll still do it. Manchester City are above all teams in the league, then I would pick Liverpool, Newcastle and Chelsea after that.

“It’s a transition season for them, but I’d pick them over Man Utd. To make it in the top-four now is very difficult. City will be champions again.”

The Gunners are hoping to achieve several more departures before the transfer window slams shut on September 1 with Mikel Arteta looking to trim down his bloated squad

Arsenal are working on at least seven more first team exits before the summer transfer window closes on September 1.

The Gunners have been very active in the transfer market so far. Declan Rice, Jurrien Timber, Kai Havertz and David Raya have all arrived for a combined total of upwards of £200million.

When it comes to the departure lounge though things have been relatively quieter. Granit Xhaka left to join Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of up to €25million, while Pablo Mari, Auston Trusty and Matt Turner have all left permanently, while Runar Alex Runarsson and Marquinhos have headed off on loan for the season. The Gunners have also received around £2million in the form of a sell on fee after Konstantinos Mavropanos’ move to West Ham from Stuttgart.

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Despite that though Arsenal retain a bloated first team squad of 32 players. Mikel Arteta has already described this number as “unsustainable” and there have been training exercises where players have had to be left out due to the size of the group. The Gunners are trying to address this and sources within the club have indicated that they are keen to avoid a similar situation to Chelsea last season where the Blues’ inflated squad size created issues for their four different managers.

Thus far though finding exit paths for several fringe players who are not part of Arteta’s plans has proved difficult. The Spaniard has regularly insisted that Kieran Tierney is still a part of his plans across the course of this summer, but football.london understands that Arsenal are open to offers for him. The Scottish international has been omitted from both of Arsenal’s Premier League matchday squads this season and is keen to secure regular game time elsewhere. Newcastle were among the interested sides, but they have since pivoted to signing Lewis Hall from Chelsea. Real Sociedad remain another possible destination for Tierney although the Spanish side would only look to take him on loan. Edu is working hard to ensure that any possible loan deals include an obligation to buy at the end of them, but the club stance is that permanent deals remain preferable.

It’s a similar case for Albert Sambi Lokonga. The Belgian international is of interest to Brighton who would like to take him on loan. Once again Arsenal would prefer a permanent exit for the former Anderlecht man if possible although at time of writing interest from Burnley seems to have cooled.

The summer window is well underway and Mikel Arteta is out to boost his squad to give them the best chance of mounting another title charge next season.

The Gunners came close to a first Premier League title in 19 years, having finished five points behind champions Manchester City.

With City’s dominance unlikely to waver and the clubs who finished below them set to get stronger, Arsenal have launched a huge splurge and they aren’t done yet.

Arsenal’s 2023 summer recruits

  • Declan Rice [West Ham] £105m
  • Kai Havertz [Chelsea] £65m
  • Jurrien Timber [Ajax] £38m
  • David Raya [Brentford] Loan

Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Arsenal target Michael Olise, talkSPORT understands.

 

The Blues are believed to have informed Crystal Palace they plan to trigger a mechanism in Olise’s contract allowing him to leave for £35million.

 

Chelsea are confident of agreeing personal terms with Olise and the 21-year-old is their next priority target after Romeo Lavia.

 

Arsenal have confirmed the season-long loan signing of goalkeeper David Raya from Brentford.

The 27-year-old joins after two successful seasons in the Premier League with the Bees.He will compete with England international Aaron Ramsdale for the number one spot