Arsenal Football Club have been busy this summer when it comes to transfers, but not by signings players.
I mean by letting players go, and seven of their released stars have now signed for different clubs.
The Gunners' manager, Arsene Wenger, has made it clear that he wants change in his side and despite only signing one player so far this transfer window, he has released around 16 players from the club, including youth level.
Fans of the north-London club are anxiously waiting for the manager and board members to start spending the money that they promised back in January (over £70 million), but so far, the club have only brought in Yaya Sanogo from French side Auxerre.
Despite the lack of action with players coming in to the Emirates Stadium, a lot of players have left Arsenal and seven of those have all signed for new clubs now after being released.
The highest profile has to be Russian international Andrey Arshavin, who was released this summer. The out-of-favour midfielder saw his contract expire and he has now re-joined former club Zenit St Petersburg.
Another first-team player, Sebastian Squillaci, has also completed a move to French side SC Bastia, whilst Denilson has permanently joined Brazilian outfit Sao Paulo after spending two seasons on loan there.
Other players who have been released and found new clubs are:
Craig Eastmond and Sanchez Watt, both who have signed for English side Colchester United, Jernade Meade has signed for Premier League outfit and Capital One Cup winners Swansea City and young goalkeeper Reice Charles-Cook has joined Bury.
More departures are expected at Emirates with striker's Marouane Chamakah and Nicklas Bendtner both expected to leave the club in the near-future.
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