Arsenal’s manager Mikel Arteta has suggested that the club has concluded what could probably the most complicated transfer window they might ever face.

While the Gunners spent a great deal of money to buy Tomiyasu, Ben White, Martin Odegaard, Aaron Ramsdale, Albert Lokonga and Nuno Tavares for a combined £145 million, Arteta has revealed that the club did a lot more business with outgoing players.

“It was a really complicated market. We had a lot of things to do, I think we had 16 or 17 transactions in total, which is a lot,” Arteta told the club’s website.

Arteta was then asked about the logic behind going for younger players with various experiences in different parts of Europe.

“Yes, different experiences, some had experience in the league, so abroad, and some have been coached in other ways, but they are players we have followed for a long time that we knew could fit in the model we are trying to implement at the club. So we are pleased,” the Spaniard added.

Meanwhile, Arteta is training his team for the visit of Norwich City to London after the FIFA break.


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