After managing to the three senior players off their books in the run up to the European transfer window closing, Arsenal find themselves stuck, for the time being at least, with the one player that fans wanted to see the club more than any other, defender Shkodran Mustafi.
Mohamed Elneny joined Beşiktaş on loan, Nacho Monreal was sold to Real Sociedad for a nominal fee, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan secured a deadline day loan move to Roma, with the Italian side having an option to buy the Armenian next summer.
However, error-prone Mustafi remains at the club, despite manager Unai Emery making it clear that it would be better for the player if he found another club if he wanted to play first-team football.
Juventus were linked with a last-minute move for him as they looked for a replacement for the injured Giorgio Chellini, but their interest came too late in the day to get any deal done in time.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.