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The seven transfers Arsenal still want to complete before deadline day

Mikel Arteta’s side are set to be incredibly busy in the final days



Arsenal are expected to be busy right until the end of the transfer window, with Mikel Arteta’s side still keen to do business to finalise their squad for the remainder of the campaign.

The Gunners have already signed four new players this summer, with Kai Havertz, Declan Rice, David Raya and Jurrien Timber all arriving for a total outlay in excess of £200m.

Now, attentions have turned to departures, and the club confirmed on Sunday that Kieran Tierney would be joining Real Sociedad on loan for the upcoming campaign, taking their total senior outgoings this summer to six.

They expect to do plenty more though, and as many as six players could still depart. Folarin Balogun is closing in on a move to AS Monaco in a deal worth 40m euros, while defender Rob Holding is attracting attention from La Liga clubs ahead of the final days of the summer window.

The Gunners are also keen to offload defensive duo Nuno Tavares and Cedric Soares, along with former record signing Nicolas Pepe and midfielder Sambi Lokonga, none of whom have been in the matchday squad for Arsenal’s opening three Premier League games.

Should they be able to confirm the departures of all six, they are expected to head back into the transfer market to sign at least one more player, with a replacement for the aformentioned Timber the priority after the Dutchman was ruled out for the season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

There is also a keenness to strengthen in attack, with a versatile attacker having been looked at this summer, though first choice Mohammed Kudus has since joined West Ham United in a £40m deal.

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Ben Browning

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