Arsenal have fared well in the transfer window this winter according to Evening Standard, as they brought in attacking and defensive reinforcements into the match-day squad. The Gunners’ transfer business under Mikel Arteta has been well-defined in this term. The North London club usually look for marquee signings who can create an impact immediately or invest in young talented players trying to make use of their services into the first team. They ended the 2023 transfer window by signing Jorginho on deadline day to add more bite and steel to their midfield department.
Arsenal’s Confirmed Signings
The Belgian forward was the first to arrive from Brighton & Hove Albion after the Gunners paid £21 million in transfer fees to bring him aboard at the Emirates Stadium. Trossard has enjoyed a brilliant campaign at the American Express Community Stadium after producing several influential displays on the attacking front.
He has managed to find the back of the net on seven occasions and grabbed two assists over seventeen appearances across all fronts for the Seagulls. We can expect him to bolster Arteta’s attacking department as he can bring more goals and add more firepower to their frontline.
The Polish defender was brought to North London for £20 million. He deserves a lot of credit for being reliable and consistent in the backline after averaging 1.3 tackles, 1.4 interceptions and 4.0 clearances per game in the Italian top flight for Spezia. We can expect Kiwior to enhance the quality of Mikel Arteta‘s defensive department and he could help the Gunners challenge for some top honours over the next few years.
The Chelsea ace has joined the North London outfit for a transfer fee in the region of £12 million. The Italian midfielder was having a tough season at Stamford Bridge but managed to produce a series of solid displays at the heart of Chelsea’s midfield. Despite missing out on Moises Caicedo, Arsenal did at least strengthen the midfield area. Jorginho can immediately create an impact for Arteta as he can offer some serious competition for Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey in the race to earn a regular starting spot.
Arsenal Transfer Exits
Marquinhos – Norwich City, Loan
Cedric Soares – Fulham, Loan
Albert Sambi Lokonga – Crystal Palace, Loan
Cedric Soares and Albert Sambi Lokonga look for first-team football elsewhere, which comes as a surprise as Arteta consistently spoke of being short of options on the bench in midfield areas.