Arsenal took their time, but they finally confirmed Matteo Guendouzi’s move to Marseille.
It just so happened that the announcement came a few hours after the Ligue 1 side revealed that they had signed the Frenchman on loan until the end of the season.
“Matteo Guendouzi has joined Marseille on loan for the 2021/22 season,” a statement via the club’s official website reads. “The French under-21 international, joins the Ligue 1 side after spending 2020/21 in the German Bundesliga with Hertha Berlin, where he made 24 appearances during the campaign.
“Everyone at Arsenal wishes Matteo all the best next season with Marseille.”
It’s likely the aforementioned trio won’t be the last high-profile exits at the Emirates Stadium between now and deadline day.
Although, the Guendouzi announcement has prompted some fans to demand some news regarding signings to bolster Mikel Arteta’s first-team squad.
Amid links to the likes of Houssem Aouar, James Maddison and Yves Bissouma, the north London side are yet to made an addition to a squad that finished eighth last season.
With that said a double deal worth £25m for Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga is inching closer to completion.
But a few simple replies on Twitter shows what some Arsenal fans want to see happen next in the summer transfer window.
The summer window is officially open, and it’s going to be tough to keep up with the comings and goings in and out of the Emirates.
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@sakindinho said: “Sign Aouar.”
@AfcAfeef_ said: “Announce ESR’s extension and sign some players!”
@_AFCKG_ said: “Finally lol but Announce Tavares.”