Arsenal board and manager Mikel Arteta have been praised by pundits and fans for doing a good job in the just concluded summer transfer window but it is also fair to say that it ended up ‘incomplete’

After sealing the signature of Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes, alongside goalkeeper Alex Runarsson, the North London outfit made the loan deals of Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari permanent.

The summer transfer activity of the club went as far as the deadline day to secure the service of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid and that has been hailed by many.

However, one cannot boast of a successful business by Arsenal without selling some of the fringe players to avoid redundancy at the club. It can be safe to say that the transfer activities were incomplete.

The Gunners still have Sead Kolasinac, Calum Chambers, and Shkodran Mustafi in the team, players who were tipped to leave the club to be able to create the needed space to avoid redundancy and also help to cash in some funds.

Sead Kolasinac was linked with a move to German Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen with the Gunners expected to benefit £10 million from the deal but it failed.

This adds to the long list of youth players, including Reiss Nelson and others in the youth team that were expected to leave the club on loan deals.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.