Flashback: Top 3 Winter Transfer Signings Made By Arsenal Including Controversial Striker

Riyad Mahrez 7/2 to join Arsenal

Deloitte reported a total of R30 billion [€2 billion] was spent by England's top-tier club's over the last two transfer windows which has firmly highlighted the financial muscle the Premier League has gained over the rest of Europe's leagues during the modern era.

And the Gunners didn't stop there, with the deadline day arrival of superstar striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for £56m from Borussia Dortmund.

It was a superb night for Spurs who were in the lead after just 11 seconds and they did not let Manchester United get back into the game thanks to Hugo Lloris.

Equally, United's transfer outlay was not major, but, accounting for image rights, they made Alexis Sanchez the highest paid player in the Premier League.

Chelsea might have struggled to find a "fox in the box" forward all winter but finally managed to strike a £18 mil deal with Arsenal for their hitman Olivier Giroud.

Three of the Premier League's "Big Six" broke their transfer record - Manchester City tried to do so twice in 48 hours.




While not record-breaking stuff, Tottenham did significant business, too, signing winger Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-Germain for £23m.

Back-to-back defeats to Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion raised questions over Liverpool's decision not to invest in a direct replacement for Coutinho but they bounced back to see off Huddersfield 3-0 in midweek and remain unbeaten in the league at Anfield this season. Announcements continued to trickle in long after the 23:00 GMT deadline, with Eliaquim Mangala's loan move from Manchester City to Everton made public at 00:53 on Thursday.

The most expensive Premier League signing of the entire January transfer window actually went through on the opening day of the month when Liverpool signed defender Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for £75 million.

In addition, Nacho Monreal is still expected to be a key part of Arsenal's nigh future and will, therefore, remain as one of the best winter businesses done by the Gunners in living memory.

There was no official confirmation from Arsenal but Ozil posted a tweet with a picture of him signing photos with the message: "Had a busy day signing things".

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