Arsenal transfer deadline briefing: Ox gone, Sanchez leave fans hanging
How have Arsenal got on in the summer transfer window? Here's a look at the dealings in and out of the Emirates and an update on what to expect in January.
Net spend (estimated)
Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon, £46.5m), Sead Kolasinac (Schalke, free transfer).
Julian Draxler (Paris Saint-Germain), Jean Seri (Nice).
Players missed out on
Potential January targets
Lemar could still be targeted in the next transfer window if he has not already left the Stade Louis II.
Players promoted to first team squad
Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus, €12.2m), Gabriel Paulista (Villarreal, €11m), Kieran Gibbs (West Bromwich Albion, £7m), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool, rising to £40m).
Alexis Sanchez, Shkodran Mustafi, Mathieu Debuchy, Lucas Perez, Chuba Akpom.
Players who can't be moved out
Joel Campbell, who would have been a candidate for a loan or sale but is ruled out for the rest of the year through injury.
Players due for contract renewal
Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Jack Wilshere's contracts all expire next summer.
Areas of squad with shortcomings
Should Sanchez leave, the Gunners will struggle to replace his quality and versatility in attack. Centre-back and central midfield were two areas that required addressing when the window opened. Now, with Gabriel and Oxlade-Chamberlain out the door, the matter is more pressing.
Has this been a good window?
No. It started out well with the signings of Kolasinac and Lacazette, but has since deteriorated as the squad is clearly unsettled.
Some players want to leave but aren't being sold; others are up for sale but can't find buyers. And Arsenal needed one or two more top-quality signings.
Mattias is ESPN FC's Arsenal correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @MattiasKaren.