Latest Arsenal news includes the story of the ɢυппeгѕ’ summer transfer so far with a month to go until the window slams shut

The summer transfer window is open for another month, giving Mikel Arteta and Edu a deadline to work towards as they seek to ensure the Arsenal squad is well equipped for the new season.

From Friday, June 10, the ɢυппeгѕ were able to officially register any signings they made from English and Scottish teams, whilst they had to wait another three weeks for the opening of the international transfer window on July 1 to register any players signed from teams abroad.

In the past two months, it’s safe to say things have been far from quiet at Arsenal as Arteta and Edu look to shape a squad that can cope with the demands of a top-four challenge in the Premier League as well as the return of Europa League football during the season.

And with four weeks to go until deadline day, has taken a look at the story of Arsenal’s summer transfer window so far as confirmed signings, potential deals, the outgoings and the deals that never materialised are all discussed.

Who has signed?

Arsenal have brought in as many as five new players so far and spent £100m+ for the second successive summer. First through the doors was Brazilian youngster Marquinhos in a £3m deal from Sao Paulo and he was soon followed by Fabio Vieira who completed a £30m – potentially rising to £34m – from Porto.

Even though the ɢυппeгѕ had agreed a £4m deal – rising to £7.5m – with New England Revolution for Matt Turner right at the beginning of the year, the move wasn’t officially announced until after the goalkeeper had travelled to the UK to undergo his medical and sign his contract.

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Completing the incomings, for the time being, are Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko with Arteta raiding his former club Manchester City to be reunited with two players whom he knows really well from his time as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at the Etihad Stadium.

Who has left?

Alexandre Lacazette departed on a free when his contract expired at the end of June, whilst Matteo Guendouzi and Konstantinos Mavropanos are the only two senior players that have left and generated a transfer fee for the north London outfit so far as Nuno Tavares and Arthur Okonkwo sealed loan moves to Marseille and Crewe Alexandra last week.

Outside of the senior squad, Omari Hutchinson sealed a somewhat surprise switch to London rivals Chelsea, Jonathan Dinzeyi, Joel Lopez and Jordan McEneff were released at the end of their contracts and a number of academy players have left on loan to gain valuable first-team experience.

Who have Arsenal missed out on?

Many players who have been linked with Arsenal this summer have joined other clubs. But, for example, talk of signing Raheem Sterling or Gianluca Scamacca never seemed to pass the rumour stage so to say they missed out on the pair to Chelsea and West Ham United might be a bit of a stretch.

The same applies to former ɢυппeгѕ winger Serge Gnabry. More of a dream signing amongst many supporters rather than a serious target for Arteta and Edu, the Germany international quashed any speculation regarding his future by signing a new contract with Bayern Munich.

In terms of players Arsenal did miss out on, that brings us to Lisandro Martinez and Raphinha. It was widely reported that the ɢυппeгѕ had bids for the pair rejected by Ajax and Leeds United respectively before they ended up joining Manchester United (£46.8m) and Barcelona (£49m) respectively for a combined total of £95.8m.

Offering some transparency behind pursuing those two players, Edu revealed the truth about the Raphinha saga: “I have a very good relationship with agents and players because it’s part of my role,” the Brazilian said. “But when I start to talk to them, they explain to me as well, not only some ideas about Arsenal.

“I say: ‘Be transparent to me because I can help you, what possibilities do you have, what do you want to do? I can give you information as well but give me a bit as well.’ For example, Raphinha was clear – and Deco is my close friend – he wants to go to Barcelona. That is his dream. So I said: ‘Thank you very much. We’re not going to dedicate time for blah, blah, blah, that’s fine’.”

More deals?

“We’re still hoping to do something else if the market allows us to do that,” a hopeful Arteta said following the 6-0 thrashing over Sevilla in the Emirates Cup at the weekend. “You’ve seen some movement in the other direction in the last few days so we want to get the perfect balance and the plan we wanted right at the beginning. Whether we can accomplish that or not is another story, but I’m happy with where we are now.”

In truth, the final month of the summer transfer window could be a busy one for Arsenal in terms of incomings and outgoings. There has been talk of Arteta and Edu bolstering the squad in three areas; defence, midfield, and in attack after missing out on a deal for Raphinha.

It remains to be seen who the defensive target is, but Lucas Paqueta is a name that continues to be tipped for a move to the Emirates Stadium, personal terms have reportedly been agreed with Youri Tielemans but a bid hasn’t been submitted to Leicester City yet and understands there is still interest in PSV Eindhoven ace Cody Gakpo.

Meanwhile, two outgoings that appear imminent are Bernd Leno’s £8m switch to Premier League new-boys Fulham and Folarin Balogun’s season-long move to Reims. But Lucas Torreira, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Runar Alex Runarsson, Hector Bellerin and Nicolas Pepe are all players that could be heading out before September 1.