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Arsenal have been busy on transfer deadline day, as a trio of players have all left the Emirates while there was reportedly a failed bid for Jonny Evans thrown in too.
As per the club’s official site, they secured the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on Wednesday which naturally dominated headlines as the Gabon international is a marquee addition to the squad.
It follows the arrival of his former Borussia Dortmund teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan earlier this month, and although it would have been a blow for Arsene Wenger to lose Alexis Sanchez, the veteran tactician will surely be pleased with the way in which the club has filled that void.
Nevertheless, he’s been busy on transfer deadline day allowing others to leave, with the Evening Standard firstly reporting on how Mathieu Debuchy’s contract was terminated, paving the way for him to join Saint-Etienne.
The Frenchman would have had high hopes upon joining Arsenal in 2014, but with injuries also playing an unfortunate role, he was restricted to just 30 appearances for the club and so an exit seems like the right decision for both parties.
Meanwhile, Belgian outfit STVV have confirmed that they’ve taken Chuba Akpom on loan for the rest of the season, as per the tweet below.