Arsenal transfer news: Completed summer deals - including Calum Chambers and Alexis Sanchez
A look at the players who have arrived at the Emirates this summer and those who have departed
Monday 28 July 2014
Arsenal finished last year in fourth place, qualifying for the Champions League again but injuries and poor form meant their season didn't bring the rewards in the league that looked achievable before Christmas.
The Gunners did win the FA Cup and will be looking to build upon that success in the season ahead. With some key additions to the squad, Arsene Wenger will be hoping to maintain a strong title challenge as well as committing well in Europe.
Alexis Sanchez - £35m from Barcelona
Chile's flying winger will bring pace and directness to the Arsenal forward line and is proven at the top level. The 25-year-old netted 23 goals in 50 appearances across all competitions for Braca last year. For his national side, Sanchez scored twice at the World Cup in Brazil as part of an entertaining Chile side and scored both goals in their 2-0 friendly win over England prior to the tounrment.
Video: Arsenal's transfer window so far
Mathieu Debuchy - £10m from Newcastle
After Bacary Sagna completed his move to Manchester City, Arsenal were in need of a replacement and Wenger plumped for Newcastle's French right-back, Debuchy. The 28-year-old was France's number one choice at full-back at the World Cup and performed well throughout.
David Ospina - £3.2m from Nice
Having impressed at the World Cup (although Wenger claims he was interested before then) Ospina seems a nice fit as Wojciech Szczesny's deputy following the departure of Lukasz Fabianski
Calum Chambers - £16m from Southampton
Arsene Wenger said the purchase of the Saints youngster was a "gamble" but noted the 19-year-old's versatility - he can play centre-back, right-back and midfield - made him worth it.
Bacary Sagna - Free to Manchester City
Thomas Vermaelen - £15m to Barcelona
Lukasz Fabianski - Free to Swansea
Thomas Eisfeld - Fulham (undisclosed)
Carl Jenkinson - Loan to West Ham
Johan Djorou - Hamburg (undisclosed)
Benik Afobe - Loan to MK Dons
Chuba Akpom - Loan to Coventry City
Nicklas Bendtner, Park Chu-Young, Chuks Aneke, Daniel Boateng - Released
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