Mikel Arteta and Edu could still sanction two Arsenal deals despite transfer window closing

The Gunners could sanction a couple of exits from the club in the coming days with the Turkish transfer window still open

Mikel Arteta and Edu could still sanction two Arsenal deals despite transfer window closing

Arsenal spent the most money on incomings of any club in the Premier League over the summer transfer window.

The Gunners concluded their business, in terms of new signings, on transfer deadline day, with Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu arriving at the Emirates Stadium for around £20million.

This means the north London club spent over £150m throughout the summer on six new players to help bolster Mikel Arteta 's options.

As well as players coming in, plenty of people have departed Arsenal, with Edu sanctioning 10 deals where players have left the club.

There still could be some more business to do on that front, despite the UK's transfer window now being closed.

The summer transfer window in Turkey remains open, and will do for a few days yet, with the deadline on September 8.

Mohamed Elneny, who has less than 12 months remaining on his existing contract with Arsenal, could be sold in order to generate some funds for the Blues.

The 29-year-old Egypt midfielder was in talks over a new Gunners contract back in April, but negotiations were put on hold.

Elneny has been strongly linked with a move to Turkey, with Besiktas reportedly interested in signing the defensive midfielder before their transfer deadline comes to an end next week.

Mohamed Elneny is reportedly wanted by Besiktas
Mohamed Elneny is reportedly wanted by Besiktas 

Likewise, Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac has also been heavily linked with a move to the Super Lig.

Kolasinac has been a part of Arteta's plans at the Emirates recently, but it is understood that Fenerbahce retain an interest in the Bosnia and Herzegovina international.

The 28-year-old, like Elneny, is into the final year of his contract in north London and could be sold for some sort of fee rather than risk losing him on a free transfer next summer.

Arteta was recently asked whether Kolasinac would be staying because he started against West Brom last week, and replied: "It's an indication that every player is with us, training and behaving the way Sead is.

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"He's our player and we'll treat him the same way. At the moment, he's staying because he's our player."

Cedric Soares has also been linked with a move to Turkey this summer, but football.london understands that the Arsenal right-back wants to stay and fight for his place under Arteta, despite the recent arrival of Tomiyasu.

Fenerbahce are said to be interested in Cedric, but he remains firmly committed to Arsenal and will not look for a move away.