Despite many Gunners fans hoping that transfer deadline day would see the announcement of a major new signing, the only incoming business was for an American defender who will not even join the club until July.
Auston Trusty plays for the Colorado Rapids – which like Arsenal are owned by Stan Kroenke’s KSE Holdings – and will remain with them on loan until the end of the season.
The 23-year old joined Colorado in November 2019 after being traded from Philadelphia Union, and has since played 97 games for the Rapids, scoring three goals and providing five assists. He came through the ranks in Philadelphia.
His performances over the past 12 months had caught the notice of several European clubs, but the KSE link gave Arsenal an innate advantage when it came to capturing his signature.;
He has yet to be capped at international level by the USA, although he was called-up for an MLS- based training camp in January.
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.