Date: 1st September 2012 at 2:15pm
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The summer transfer window closed last night and with no on deadline day, like last year, many fans have been left possibly a little bemused of the lack of activity by Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board this summer.

Despite signing Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and early on in the window, after losing Robin van Persie and Alex Song to Manchester United and Barcelona respectively, some of the faithful will feel a little disgruntled and ask why the club didn’t manage to sign at least one of their reported targets, such as Rennes’ Yann M’Vila.

Between June 1st and August 31st, The Gunners managed to tie up 14 deals in total, 17 less than last year – acquiring just three new recruits.

Six players left the club, while another five have been shipped out on season-long loans.

Here is a summary of ’s transfer activity during the summer transfer window:


from Malaga for £16.5 million.

Lukas from FC Koln for £11 million

Olivier Giroud from Montpellier for £13 million


Alex Song to Barcelona for £15 million

Robin van Persie to Manchester United for £24 million

Kyle Bartley to Swansea for £1 million

to Nottingham Forest for £1 million

LOANS OUT (season-long loan)

Joel Campbell to Betis

Denilson to Sao Paulo

Ryo Miyaichi to Wigan

Park Chu-Young to Celta Vigo

Nicklas Bendtner to Juventus


Gavin Hoyte to Dagenham (Free)

Manuel Almunia  to Watford (Free)

So in total, spent approximately £40.5 million on their new arrivals, whilst recouping £41 million on player sales, thus making a profit of £500,000.

So, are you happy with ’s transfer activity this summer?

Did Wenger get it right in the end, or could he have done more/better with his resources available to him?

Give us your thoughts on the matter below

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