It was a busy day for transportation at Emirates Stadium, with Arsenal He withdrew the signature of long-range goaltender Thomas Parti from Atlético de Madrid and sent Lucas Torreira in the opposite direction on loan.
Matteo Guindozzi was also loaned to Hertha Berlin after he fell in an offside arrangement in North London.
The window may be closed, but the transfer chat continues to revolve around Arsenal.
Dust still subsides over the Gunners’ moves on Deadline Day, with different characters within the game saying their word.
Here are four of the most important Arsenal transfer stories today.
Saint-Etienne blamed Arsenal for the collapse of the loan agreement
Saint-Etienne pointed the finger at Arsenal after a loan deal for defender William Saliba failed on the day of the transfer deadline.
Saliba was on the verge of securing a return to Ligue 1 after only reaching the Emirates Stadium this summer after spending last season at Saint-Etienne, but the deal collapsed as the deadline passed.
“Long before the transfer window closed, Saint-Etienne reached an agreement with William Saliba and accepted Arsenal’s offer to obtain a loan for one season,” a club statement read.
“Unfortunately, it was not possible to meet all the administrative conditions in time, in England, to complete the deal. The disappointment is huge for ASSE and William Saliba, who was particularly determined to return to the club where he thrived.”
The central defender may be on his way out of Emirates Stadium, although PA news agency (via Football365) reported that Saliba could join a club for the championship to gain first-team experience.
The former Tottenham striker has expressed his “strange” belief about the new “Vieira” midfielder.
Darren Bent thinks Arsenal has finally found a Patrick Vieira-style midfielder at Thomas Partey, but finds it odd that Arsenal have managed to sign the Ghanaian so cheaply.
Arsenal activated a £ 45m release clause in Tomas Atlético Madrid’s contract to get him to the door just hours before the summer window and its predecessor were closed. Tottenham The Hotspur striker has shown this to be a great deal.
“Finally, they got someone with a fiera sort of standing in the middle of the park,” Bennett told Sky Sports. “When you look at the players they cost more, and they don’t get half of what they got. It’s strange.
“But the fact that Arsenal got it, what a sign. He is big, strong, he has the strength, he will sit in front of those four hindquarters and protect them.”
Arsenal confirm the signing of the 17-year-old winger from Ajax
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Arsenal has confirmed the arrest of Ajax winger Joel Ido, with the 17-year-old joining the Peer Mertesacker Academy squad at Emirates Stadium.
According to Goal, the teen had put on paper a four-year professional contract with Gunners, with the North London club paying a fee of £ 450,000 for the young talented position.
In a statement issued by the club to confirm the move, Arsenal welcomed the player “known for his speed and accuracy” just a day after adding Swedish striker Nikolai Muller to the youth development ranks of Arsenal.
Paris Saint-Germain made a late push in the deadline for an unwanted Arsenal defender
Paris Saint-Germain made a belated attempt to sign Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, but failed to seal a deal with the Greek international defender.
Socrates fell into the defensive standings at Emirates Stadium after Mikel Arteta was appointed, with Arsenal opening up the idea of letting the 32-year-old leave the club this summer.
According to Telefoot Saber Desfarges journalist, Thomas Tuchel asked Paris Saint-Germain to consider the possibility of signing Sokratis after the German coach worked with the player during his time in Borussia Dortmund.
Paris Saint-Germain proposed a free transfer to the player, whose contract with Arsenal would expire next summer, but this proposal was rejected.