Date: 31st August 2011 at 6:05pm
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Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Andre Santos from in a deal worth around £6 million, and are on the verge of signing Per Mertesacker from Werder Bremen for a reported £10 million.

The are reportedly still looking to recruit a quality midfielder, having lost Cesc and Samir Nasri, and have been heavily linked with the likes of Yann M’Vila, Marvin Martin, Eden Hazard, Yossi Benayoun and Everton’s Mikel Arteta, with reports in the last few minutes suggesting that Arsenal are pondering a £10 million bid for the Spanish midfielder.

Meanwhile, Arsenal youngster has joined on a season long loan.

The 20-year-old midfielder joined the East London club following the departure of to Spurs.

Joel Campbell, who signed for the a few weeks back from Saprissa, has also agreed to join FC Lorient on a season long loan, whilst young French striker Gilles Sunu has signed a four year deal with the French outfit.

No movement from Nicklas as of yet, hopefully something occurs before the 11pm deadline.

Less than 5 hours to go!!!

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