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Now, they had to do something didn't they? After a 2-8 thumping at Manchester United, people were hunting for Arsene Wenger's head.
In response, the man has come up with some great names at the deadline.
After you put all the new players into the squad, you will realize that the new Arsenal will look stronger than they ever did in the last four-five years.
Let me take you through the transfers and the problems they solved for Arsenal.
The first problem that Arsenal had was the center-back paring. Thomas Vermaelen is a true classy player but he needs a quality partner to hold back the defense.
Thus comes Per Mertesacker. He is a player of true class and proven quality.
Gael Clichy left for Manchester City and there was no left back in the Arsenal side to replace him.
Enter Andre Santos from Fenerbahce.
Two of their strongest players—Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri—left and have been replaced by Yossi Benayoun and Mikel Arteta.
Arteta is similar to Fabregas in many senses. Both of them are Spanish, have a deep understanding of the game and can make beautiful plays. Arteta is one of the most underrated Spanish players of all time; getting him for £10 Million is the bargain of the season.
Best Signing: Has to be Mikel Arteta. The price makes him a bargain buy. I don't know why Everton let go of their best player for such a little sum. Many people in England want him to play for the English national team as he is eligible, irrespective of his Spanish origin. If he does decide in favour of that, it should be a boost to both him and Arsenal.
Transfer Grade: Monsieur Wenger, you have done it. A+