Just as with any big club, Arsenal has had its fair share of successes in the transfer market, along with some curious signings.
You know, the type of transfer news you get that had you spitting out your cereal like this. Okay, well, maybe not that drastic.
These were the type of signings that, as far as onlookers—both fans and otherwise—were concerned, were odd, strange or peculiar for a club of Arsenal's stature.
Whether it was the player's fit for the club, their skill level or even the money involved, these transfers raised eyebrows.
In hindsight, it's easy to see that some of those curious signings turned out far better than others.
So, we're not judging these players by what they did after they joined, but by how their transfer was perceived before they even donned an Arsenal jersey.
Players who joined the youth team directly aren't candidates for this list, as their transfers are much less scrutinized than first-team transfers.
Here are Arsenal's six most curious transfer signings.