Thursday, September 01, 2011
Arsenal sign Mikel Arteta & Yossi Banyoun on transfer deadline day
Arteta, 29, joined the Gunners on a four-year contract just before the transfer window closed, Arteta joined Everton from Real Socieded for £2m in 2005 and has scored 35 goals in 208 appearances.
Arsenal also signed Chelsea's Yossi Benayoun, 31, on a season-long loan.
That takes Arsenal's recent number of signings to five since Arsenal were thrashed 2-8 at Old Trafford, all of them experienced players as Arteta and Benayoun join Brazil defender Andre Santos (28), German centre-back Per Mertesacker (26) and South Korea captain and striker Park Chu-Young.
The total price of these five purchases is around £25 million which matches the reported fee that Arsenal received from Manchester City for Samir Nasri.
That IS good business - well done Arsene Wenger and the rest of the Arsenal FC financial team .... FINALLY.