Date: 3rd September 2023 at 3:08pm
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Arsenal were incredibly active this summer as they looked to revitalise a squad that was desperately needing the strength to push on in both domestic and European campaigns. 

With the window slamming shut last Friday and the Gunners being one of the biggest spenders in the league, now is the time to properly assess the squad.

It ended up being a quiet deadline day for Arteta, with players moving on as opposed to coming in which was a necessary step for the squad.

It is little surprise that the Gunners were not one of the big players on deadline day, though Arteta has successfully moved out the deadwood in his squad.

Here is a round-up of the window.

Incomings

The first new face through the door for our men’s first-team was Kai Havertz, who arrived from Chelsea back in July. He was then soon followed by Ajax defender Jurrien Timber, and the next day Declan Rice was captured from West Ham United.

All three made their debuts in our Community Shield victory against Manchester City at Wembley, and then their Premier League bows came a week later against Nottingham Forest.

Just after that game, David Raya joined the ranks, with the Spanish international goalkeeper arriving on a season-long loan from Brentford.

Outgoings

It was a busy summer for outgoings with Granit Xhaka moving on to Bayer Leverkusen after spending seven seasons with the Gunners, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles departed after his contract expired, ending a 19-year association.

Folarin Balogun moved to Monaco on a permanent deal while two more of his new USA teammates also moved on, with Auston Trusty signing for Sheffield United and Matt Turner heading to Nottingham Forest.

On transfer daedline day, Rob Holding signed for Crystal Palace. The 27-year-old defender made 162 appearances during his seven full seasons with the Gunners. Another defensive departure was Pablo MAri who signed for Monza permanently after a successful loan spell.

A number first team squad members have also made temporary moves away from Emirates Stadium. Kieran Tierney will spend the season at Real Sociedad while Marquinhos headed to Ligue 1 side Nantes.

Nuno Tavares will remain in the Premier League with Nottingham Forest after moving to them for the campaign. Alex Runarsson will be between the posts for Cardiff City in the Championship this season, while their rivals Swansea City jumped at the chance to bring in Charlie Patino. They’ll compete in the same division as Brooke Norton-Cuffy who linked up with Millwall for the campaign.

 

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