Arsenal Transfer news, rumours and gossip from the Emirates from the 2022 summer transfer window; Arsenal signed Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko, with the likes of Alexandre Lacazette, Hector Bellerin and Nicolas Pepe leaving for new clubs
With the 2022 summer transfer window closed, we round up the done deals, and some of the players linked with moves in and out of Arsenal.
Villa rejected Arsenal’s final £25m offer for Douglas Luiz
Aston Villa have rejected Arsenal’s third and final offer of £25m for midfielder Douglas Luiz on Deadline Day.
Arsenal also saw bids of £20m and £23m rejected by Villa on Thursday and even Villa’s capture of Leander Dendoncker from Wolves didn’t shift their position on the Brazilian.
Sky Sports News had been told that four clubs – Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool – were interested in signing Luiz ahead of the transfer deadline.
Maitland-Niles in Saints loan | Bellerin leaves for Barcelona
Ainsley Maitland-Niles joined Southampton on a season-long loan from Arsenal on Deadline Day.
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl said: “Ainsley is at a good point in his career, with a lot of experience already, but he is also still a player with potential, and he is someone who can definitely help us.
“I think he fits well with us and can develop his game even further during his time here. He can also play in different positions, which is always a good thing, and I am pleased to welcome him as part of our squad.”
Hector Bellerin has also returned to Barcelona, signing a one-year deal with he LaLiga club. Arsenal have a sell on clause.
Mikel Arteta said of Bellerin: “We today say goodbye to Hector and we thank him so much for his loyalty and commitment to Arsenal Football Club. During his 11 years with Arsenal, Hector won three FA Cups and made nearly 250 appearances – such a huge contribution to the club.
“I’m privileged to have played in the same squad as Hector for three seasons, wearing the Arsenal shirt and sharing many great moments on and off the football pitch together. We thank you Hector and wish you and your family all the best for your return to Barcelona.”
The players linked with an Arsenal exit
Gabriel Martinelli – Arsenal were reportedly braced for interest in Gabriel Martinelli from AC Milan if the Serie A side sell Rafael Leao to London rivals Chelsea (The Sun, September 1).
Kieran Tierney – Manchester City were plotting a late swoop to sign Arsenal defender Tierney this summer following Oleksandr Zinchenko’s move to the Emirates Stadium (Daily Mirror, August 12).
What are the latest contract talks?
Bukayo Saka – Arsenal are confident that Bukayo Saka will sign a new long-term contract. The club have offered the 20-year-old winger, whose present contract runs until 2024, a significant increase on his £70,000-a-week wage (The Times, August 31).
Confirmed Arsenal signings
Fabio Vieira – Porto, £34m
Matt Turner – New England Revolution, undisclosed
Marquinhos – Sao Paulo, undisclosed
Gabriel Jesus – Manchester City, £45m
Oleksandr Zinchenko – Manchester City, £32m
Confirmed Arsenal departures
Salah-Edinne Oulad M’hand – Hull, loan
Brooke Norton-Cuffy – Rotherham, loan
Alex Runarsson – Alanyaspor, loan
Pablo Mari – AC Monza, loan
Lucas Torreira – Galatasaray, undisclosed
Charlie Patino – Blackpool, loan
Folarin Balogun – Stade Reims, loan
Bernd Leno – Fulham, £8m
Mazeed Ogungbo – Crawley, loan
Matteo Guendouzi – Marseille, £10m
Konstantinos Mavropanos – Stuttgart, £2.9m
Daniel Ballard – Sunderland, undisclosed
Jordi Osei-Tutu – VfL Bochum, undisclosed
Zak Swanson – Portsmouth, undisclosed
Nuno Tavares – Marseille, loan
Alexandre Lacazette – Lyon, free
Luigi Gaspar – Watford, free
Remy Mitchell – Swansea, free
Mika Biereth – RKC Waalwijk, loan
Harry Clarke – Stoke, loan
Joel Lopez – released
Jordan McEneff – released
Omari Hutchinson – Chelsea, free
Mazeed Ogungbo – Crawley, loan
Nicolas Pepe – Nice, loan
James Olayinka – Cheltenham, free
Ainsley Maitland-Niles – Southampton, loan
Hector Bellerin – Barcelona, free