Transfer Window Ranking: Arsenal

Transfer Window Ranking: Arsenal

With the transfer window slamming shut earlier this month, we’ve had time to sit back and analyse all the moves made by the top 6 teams in their attempt to their squad & challenge for honours.

Here’s our ranking for Arsenal.

Also read: Transfer Window Ranking: Spurs


  • Gabriel Jesus (£45m)

  • Fabio Viera (£34m)

  • Oleksandr Zinchenko (£32m)

  • Matt Turner (£5.5m)

  • Marquinhos (£3m)


  • Bernd Leno (£8m)

  • Matteo Guendouzi (£10m)

  • Lucas Torreira (£5.5m)

  • Konstantinos Mavropanos (£2.9m)

  • Hector Bellerin (Free)

  • Alexandre Lacazette (Free)


Arsenal made some early moves in the transfer window by signing former City players Jesus and Zinchenko. They reunited with Arsenal boss Arteta, whom they had worked with when he was the assistant manager to Guardiola at their former club.

The exits of Aubameyang and Lacazette in back to back windows pushed Arsenal to sign the under-utilized but prolific Jesus, who has started his career at the Emirates on fire. With Tierney often injured, and Tavares unable to fill in for the left back, Zinchenko was signed as cover to add experience and quality to the Gunners’ defense.

Midfielder Fabio Viera was also signed from Porto to add depth to the squad with a tight and heavy schedule both domestically and in Europe. With the addition of Matt Turner, Arsenal signed a back up goalkeeper to Ramsdale to address all the important areas of concern. Marquinhos joined from Sao Paulo, which further added some Brazilian flair to the Gunners’ attack.

However, a deadline day attempt to sign Douglas Luiz from Villa didn’t come to fruition. With Partey and Elneny both suffering from injuries, he’d have been the icing on the cake, but the Midlands club didn’t budge.

In terms of departures, goalkeeper Leno sought a move to Fulham seeking first team football after his place was taken by Ramsdale. Fringe players in Guendouzi, Mavropanos, and Torreira also left for pastures anew as Arsenal looked to clear out deadwood. Lacazette left on a free, and this meant that the North London club would need to add to their forward line, which they successfully did.

Bellerin also left his boyhood club for Barcelona on a free, ending his long association with the Gunners. Meanwhile, Pepe, Mari, and Tavares were sent out on loan to develop, due to lack of game time and form.

As a whole, Arsenal addressed all their areas of concern without wasting too much time in the window. They look like a better team this season and are ready to compete for top 4.

Final Ranking: A

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