Arsenal Sign 4 Players On Dramatic Deadline Day

By on September 1, 2011

Arsenal signed four players on deadline day, although there was no big-money signing that many fans were expecting.

In came the expected defensive pair Andre Santos and Per Mertesacker, with the deals formally announced after being completed on Tuesday. Santos came in for a fee of £6.2 million while Mertesacker was thought to be around the £8m mark.

Attention then turned to the midfield area and finding replacements for Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri. Arsene Wenger went for experienced premiership players and the first to be announced was the signing of Chelsea’s Yossi Benayoun on a season long loan.

Perhaps the most exciting transfer was that of Mikel Arteta, with the deal being finalised just seconds before the 11pm deadline. The Everton man joins Arsenal on a 4 year contract for a fee thought to be in the region of £10m.

Many Arsenal fans are still feeling disappointed despite these signings, with no real marquee player coming in following the big-money departures of Fabregas and Nasri, and some are pointing to the fact the club has once again made a profit in the transfer window.

Arsenal also saw striker Nicklas Bendtner join Sunderland on loan for the season, while Henri Lansbury joined West Ham, also on loan.

 

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14 Comments

  1. mulualem hailu

    September 1, 2011 at 10:36 am

    may be now it seems good

  2. antiwenger

    September 1, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Little bit late but good….

  3. sadiq funtua dissolved

    September 1, 2011 at 10:57 am

    i am very happy with this transper deadline,winger carry go

  4. John Muhindo

    September 1, 2011 at 11:13 am

    The action made by Wenger to buy senior players(5) in short time was very fantastic for everybody who is afan for the club; hence more funds/profits to be made this season.cherio to Nasri.

  5. sunane nelson bangura

    September 1, 2011 at 11:31 am

    arsenal 4 life .i will be in arsenal till death

  6. beewai

    September 1, 2011 at 11:54 am

    i tink is gud bt still xpecting more xperience players at d klub in january Up Gunners!

  7. OBEKA JOE

    September 1, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    I LOVE ARSENAL AND I WE BE AN ARSENAL FANS FOREVER.

  8. flexo

    September 1, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    we have strenght in d team now,our days of being bullied are over. I just pray we keep playing our romantic football. Go gunners go…

  9. MohammeNasir

    September 1, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    we are not happy of his signing because even wenger did not buy the players that are going to wipe arsenal fans tears

  10. Tim

    September 1, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Good Signings, Left it a bit late but im happy these players are at Arsenal, there will be more shooting from outside the box from arteta and Yossi which Arsenal have lacked. If these players can gel with the rest of the team straight away Arsenal can still challenge for that 4th spot (Gooner 4 life)

  11. zeph

    September 1, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    A little bit late but its ok

  12. Chiboy

    September 1, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Anyway d sighnings of 4 players z vital bt we stil need world clas players to strenght d squad cos EPL is geting stronger day-by-day.

  13. Adetunji oladipo

    September 1, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    MAYBE DIS IS ARSENAL YEAR OF ,THANKS TO MANU IF NOT HE WOULDNT HAVE SIGN NEW PLAYS LIKE DIS

  14. wossen

    September 1, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    i think Arsenal has made a good move (thanks MAN)even thou the timing is let.
    wiz no point from three game will put him in trouble to complete the season ’cause other clubs has done their homework before the beginning of the season. luck.
    Addis Ababa

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