The high-profile departures of Patrick Vieira, Edu, Jermaine Pennant and Stuart Taylor were well documented over the summer, as was the signing of former Stuttgart midfielder Alexander Hleb.

A number of other players went through the revolving doors at Highbury before the transfer window closed at midnight on August 31. Two joined on loan, four agreed temporary moves away from Arsenal and others were released.

Read on to find out who went where in the summer of 2005.

LOAN RANGERS... IN

ALEXANDRE SONG

The versatile young Cameroonian spent a trial period with the Gunners during their pre-season training camp in Austria, before signing on loan from Bastia.

MART POOM

Mart, the six-times Estonian Player of the Year, is on loan from Sunderland until January 1. He will challenge for a first-team berth with Jens Lehmann and Manuel Almunia.

LOAN RANGERS... OUT

DAVID BENTLEY

Among the last to leave on secondment was David, who spent last season on loan at Norwich City and will now spend the remainder of this campaign at Ewood Park with Mark Hughes' Blackburn Rovers.

JEREMIE ALIADIERE

Jeremie has joined West Ham on loan until the end of the season. The young French forward initially signed a season-long loan deal with Celtic but returned to London due to a lack of first-team opportunities.

JUSTIN HOYTE

Twenty-year-old Justin Hoyte has joined Sunderland on loan until the end of the season. The speedy England Under-21 defender made eight first-team starts last term and 12 appearances in total.

GRAHAM STACK

Graham has joined Reading on loan with a view to a permanent move in January. The Hampstead-born goalkeeper spent last term on loan at Millwall, making 26 appearances and keeping nine clean sheets.

LEAVING FOR PASTURES NEW...

SEBASTIAN SVARD

After five years with Arsenal, Sebastian has joined Portuguese club Vitoria Guimaraes. The Danish midfielder spent last season on loan at Brondby under the management of Michael Laudrup.

JORDAN FOWLER

Jordan was released by Arsenal at the end of June. The midfielder is currently looking for a new club.

FRANKIE SIMEK

Frankie was released at the end of June. The 20-year-old defender had loan spells at QPR and Bournemouth during his time at Highbury. He has since joined Sheffield Wednesday on a permanent deal.

OLAFUR-INGI SKULASON

Ollie was handed a free transfer by Arsenal at the end of last season. The Icelandic midfielder will continue his career in London after joining Brentford on a two-year deal..

ADAM BIRCHALL

Adam has joined Mansfield Town following his release from Highbury. The Wales Under-21 striker spent part of last season on loan at Wycombe Wanderers.

DANNY KARBASSIYOON

Danny was also released at the end of last season. The American left-back spent time on loan at Ipswich Town last term and has secured a permanent deal with Championship side Burnley.

CHRIS WRIGHT

Goalkeeper Chris made a handful of appearances for Arsenal Reserves last season. He completed a move to Boston United in May and will be competing with Nathan Abbey for the No 1 jersey.

STEPHEN O'DONNELL

Nineteen-year-old Stephen has moved north of the border to join Falkirk on a free transfer. He is yet to make an appearance for his new employers, but they are hoping for big things from him.

 

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