It’s been a busy summer transfer window for us as Mikel Arteta reshapes his squad, with plenty of new faces arriving and old ones heading for pastures new.
Here is a round-up of all our transfer activity over the past few months:
The headline arrival this summer saw Gabriel Jesus arrive from Manchester City. The Brazilian international has hit the ground running so far this season with three goals to his name, as well as some all-action displays in attack as he gelled quickly with his fellow forwards.
He was soon joined by a former teammate at City in Oleksandr Zinchenko, with the Ukraine captain adding further trophy-winning pedigree to the first-team squad. Alex has also settled in quickly, with his displays in the left-back position endearing him to our supporters already.
Fabio Vieira was our first recruit of the summer, with the 21-year-old arriving from FC Porto. The midfielder has seen his debut delayed due to an injury picked up on international duty, but now he’s fit again it’ll be exciting to see him feature over the coming months with a packed fixture schedule on the horizon.
Two other players who will be hoping to impress during the next few months are Marquinhos and Matt Turner. The Brazilian youngster has starred for our under-21s with three goals to his name already since arriving from Sao Paulo, while former New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt will be aiming to keep Aaron Ramsdale on his toes should he get some time between the posts.
We have bid farewell to a number of players this summer, many of whom served the club with distinction including Alex Lacazette who joined Lyon following the expiration of his contract, while Hector Bellerin saw his 11-year stay end on deadline day when he was allowed to join Barcelona.
Bernd Leno made a short journey to Fulham, while Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira left for Marseille and Galatasaray respectively and Konstantinos Mavropanos has a new home at Stuttgart.
Some academy players also moved on and found Football League clubs, including Daniel Ballard (Sunderland), Zach Swanson (Portsmouth), Remy Mitchell (Swansea City) and James Olayinka (Cheltenham Town).
Meanwhile, Omari Hutchinson joined Chelsea and Jordi Osei-Tutu headed to Bochum, and youngsters Jonathan Dinzeyi, Joel Lopez and Jordan McEneff were all released.
We have also seen 24 players head out on loan for the 2022/23 campaign, either to hand them opportunities to play regularly, or gain valuable experience of competitive first-team football.
Two players in particular have shone already for their temporary clubs. Nuno Tavares has hit three goals so far for Marseille since his switch, while Flo Balogun has also taken Ligue 1 by storm by registering the same number for Reims. They have been joined in the division by Nicolas Pepe, who has linked up with Nice for the campaign.
Deadline day saw Ainsley Maitland-Niles move to Southampton in search for more Premier League action, while Pablo Mari headed to Italy to play for Monza and Alex Runarsson will get gametime at Alanyaspor.
A host of our youngsters have also been handed opportunities to impress abroad, with Omar Rekik, Nikolaj Moller and Mika Biereth in the Netherlands with Sparta Rotterdam, Den Bosch and RKC Waalwijk, while in Spain Marcelo Flores is at Real Oviedo and Miguel Azeez at UD Ibiza.
Back on these shores we are also well represented in the Championship, with Charlie Patino heading to Blackpool, Harry Clarke featuring for Stoke City, Auston Trusty now at Birmingham City, Salah-Eddine Oulad M’Hand at Hull City and Brooke Norton-Cuffy headed to Rotherham United.
Elsewhere in the Football League, Tyreece John-Jules is in League One with Ipswich Town, while Arthur Okonkwo (Crewe Alexandra) and Mazeed Ogungbo (Crawley Town) are in League Two. Tim Akinola and Tom Smith are in the National League with Chesterfield and Bromley respectively, while Ovie Ejeheri is at Chelmsford City.
And up in Scotland, Ryan Alebiosu is in the top-flight with Kilmarnock, while Alex Kirk is with Ayr United in the Championship.