The dust has settled and the summer transfer window has closed once again following another hectic Deadline Day. While all of the fun and speculation will continue throughout the next few months, clubs around the Premier League now know what squad they’re going to be dealing with heading into the remainder of 2020 and beyond.
Arsenal are busy as they always tend to be on the final day with a trio of notable deals, both in and out, making the headlines. Mikel Arteta knew that he had to make some kind of statement in order to try and steady the ship at the Emirates, and in some ways, he did just that.
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For months now we’ve seen the talk of Thomas Partey making his way over to the Emirates, but it never really felt like it was going to come to fruition. Arsenal fans were fed up with their club’s inability to fork out the money necessary to sign him, or even sign someone like him. Alas, they managed to edge this deal over the finish line, giving Arteta another key option in the middle of the park which is what he sorely needed.
Matteo Guendouzi has made his way over to Hertha Berlin on loan and honestly, this is the best possible scenario for all parties – pun not intended. The youngster has all the talent in the world that he needs to thrive at Arsenal but his attitude clearly isn’t something the club wants to put up with right now, and we can’t blame him. Perhaps a year over in Germany will help him to grow and improve before coming back to North London.
The club probably could’ve gotten away with Torreira leaving on a permanent deal, but for now, a loan switch to Atletico Madrid will have to do. Once upon a time he seemed to be one of the best answers to some of Arsenal’s lingering problems but at this stage in proceedings, he just isn’t able to get close enough to the starting XI to make a considerable impact. At the age of just 24, we could maybe see a scenario where he has a great season in Spain before coming back to give England another go.
Are you pleased with Arsenal’s transfer window?