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Rating the Signings Made by Arsenal in the Summer Transfer Window

Arjun Singh Devgan
Arsenal made six signings in the 2021 summer transfer window
Arsenal made six signings in the 2021 summer transfer window / Catherine Ivill/Getty Images
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The summer transfer window closed on August 31, and despite the financial constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of clubs spent big in the window in order to strengthen their squad.

Clubs in the Premier League were even more active than usual, and here, we rate the signings made by Arsenal in the window gone by.

1. Ben White - €58.5m

Ben White
Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal: The MIND Series / Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Many were surprised when Arsenal decided to pay Brighton €58.5million for the services of Ben White, considering that the centre-back had only one solid season of top-flight football behind him.

The 23-year-old had a debut to forget for the Gunners, though he is only 23-years-old and may well prove to be worth every penny as his career progresses.

Rating - 5

2. Martin Odegaard - €35m

Martin Odegaard
Manchester City v Arsenal - Premier League / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Hailed as a talent to watch out for when signed by Real Madrid in 2015, Martin Odegaard has struggled to live up to his reputation - which can partly be attributed to the fact that he has been loaned out to a number of clubs, which has not helped him at all.

Impressed by his performances on loan last season, the Gunners pushed to sign the youngster by getting him on a four-year deal and it will be interesting to see whether he can make the step up in his career at the Emirates.

Rating - 5

3. Aaron Ramsdale - €28m

Aaron Ramsdale
West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal - Carabao Cup Second Round / Visionhaus/Getty Images

Another surprising signing made by the management was that of Aaron Ramsdale from Sheffield United for €28million, though they have confirmed that he was brought in keeping an eye on the future.

He is another young player who has time on his hands to get better as his career progresses.

Rating - 5

4. Takehiro Tomiyasu - €18.6m

Takehiro Tomiyasu
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Takehiro Tomiyasu was signed on deadline day as the club were under pressure to find a replacement for Hector Bellerin as Ainsley Maitland-Niles made it clear he wanted out.

While the youngster isn't the kind of signing that will get Gunners fans that excited, but at 23 he has room to grow and can play at either centre-back or right-back.

Rating - 5

5. Albert Sambi Lokonga - €17.5m

Albert Sambi Lokonga
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Albert Sambi Lokonga established himself as a regular for Anderlecht last season and he was a player who Arsenal had in their sights for a long time. The 21-year-old has already impressed in the two appearances he has made for the Gunners, with the youngster looking as their best player so far.

Rating - 7

6. Nuno Tavares - €8m

Nuno Tavares
West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal - Carabao Cup Second Round / James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images

Signed as back-up for Kieran Tierney, Nuno Tavares is another youngster who is looked upon as a player who is one for the future - and at 21, he has plenty of time to develop.

The left-back has put in a coupe of decent performances so far, and there is no doubt that he has got plenty of potential.

Rating - 5

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