Departed: Bacary Sagna(free), Lukasz Fabianski (free), Nicklas Bendtner (free), Park Ju-young (free), Thomas Eisfeld (undisclosed), Thomas Vermaelen (£15m), Carl Jenkinson (loan), Chuks Aneke (free), Ryo Miyaichi (loan), Ignasi Miquel (undisclosed)
Arrived: Alexis Sanchez (£30m), Mathieu Debuchy (£12m), David Ospina (undisclosed), Calum Chambers (£16m), Danny Welbeck (£16m)
Summary: Arsenal started to spend big last season and they continued to strengthen this season as Arsene Wenger brought in Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona and Mathieu Debuchy for a staggering 42 million pounds. Arsenal were quick to find a worthy deputy/competitor for Scezny in David Ospina. Following the departure of Nicklas Bendtner and Fabianski as well as the free move of Sagna to Manchester City, Arsenal brough in the versatile and young Calum Chambers for 16 million pounds. Arsenal lost Vermaeleen to Barcelona for 15 million pounds to create a little gap in their defense.
In the most surprising deal of the transfer window, Arsenal brought in Danny Welbeck from rivals Manchester United for 16 million pounds to join the likes of Sanchez, Giroud and Campbell. In one twist, Arsenal did not bring in any midfielders even though their team’s performances kept screaming the need for a tough tackling midfielder, as deals for Lars Bender and Khedira both broke down.
Arsenal look to challenge for the league and they have respectably brought in a few good players but Wenger’s job is far from done.