Arsenal transfers: Every signing and sale for 2021-22

Ben White, Arsenal, Premier League

Arsenal have started a squad overhaul in this summer's transfer window as no less than six new players arrived at the Emirates, all at the age of 23 or younger.

Add to that, plenty of the more experienced members of the squad were let go as manager Mikel Arteta was backed by the club's owners financially.

The biggest spenders in world football, the Arsenal board are going to want to see their side push for a top six finish in the Premier League with this level of investment.


What players have Arsenal signed in 2021-22?

Ben White: £50m - from Brighton

Martin Odegaard: £31.5m - from Real Madrid

Aaron Ramsdale: £25m - from Sheffield United

Takehiro Tomiyasu: £17m - from Bologna

Albert Sambi Lokonga: £16m - from Anderlecht

Nuno Tavares: £7m - from Benfica

Despite having the third-best defensive record in the Premier League last season, the backline was clearly targeted for additions in the window. Ben White was the marquee signing of the summer, who should be part of a long-term partnership with Gabriel in the centre of defence.

Nuno Tavares acts as cover for the injury-prone Kieran Tierney whereas Takehiro Tomiyasu could be given a starting role. The Japanese defender is more suited to a central role but could be pushed to right-back unless there is a change in formation, especially after the departure of Hector Bellerin.

Aaron Ramsdale offers competition to Bernd Leno in goal, and Albert Sambi Lokonga does the same for the midfield - already impressing in the 2020/21 season for Anderlecht.

Martin Odegaard has been brought in after an impressive loan spell at the Emirates in the second half of last season. He brings much needed creativity to a side otherwise heavily reliant on Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith-Rowe.

Expect those three to be the preferred attacking midfield trident.

What players have Arsenal sold in 2021-22?

Joe Willock: £26.5m - to Newcastle

David Luiz: Released on Free Transfer

Willian: Free to Corinthians

Many an Arsenal fan were disappointed to see academy graduate Joe Willock leave the club, especially after his remarkable form for Newcastle on loan last season. The midfielder scored eight goals for the Magpies and played a huge part in helping them stay clear of the relegation places.

Mikel Arteta rules out Arsenal selling Joe Willock to Newcastle

However, £26.5m was an offer too good to turn down as far as Arsenal were concerned.

Former Chelsea players Willian and David Luiz were deemed surplus to requirements as the Gunners look to focus more on the younger members of the squad this season.

Willian actually cancelled his own contract to leave North London.

What players have Arsenal loaned in 2021-22?

Lucas Torreira: Loan to Fiorentina

Matteo Guendouzi: Loan to Marseille

William Saliba: Loan to Marseille

Dejan Iliev: Loan to SKF Sered

Reiss Nelson: Loan to Feyenoord

Runar Alex Runarsson: Loan to OH Leuven

Hector Bellerín: Loan to Real Betis

Matteo Guendouzi and William Saliba look as though they will remain out of the fold for as long as Mikel Arteta is in charge. The French pair will play for Marseille in Ligue 1 this season and will be hoping to impress enough to finally be given a chance at Arsenal or earn a permanent move away in 12 months.

Bellerin has returned to Spain after a decade in north London.

After Feyenoord failed in a loan bid for Manchester United's Amad Diallo due to an injury to the young winger, Reiss Nelson emerged their second choice, and he will spent a season on loan in the Eredivisie.

Lucas Torreira, meanwhile, has headed back to Serie A with Fiorentina.