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Arsenal Confirms Two Major Transfer Signings In One Day

Jayfred Ugo

Arsenal football club recently completed two major signings in one day. The club recruited Dani Ceballos on a season long loan from Real Madrid and William Saliba for a fee in the region of £27 million.

William Saliba in action for Saint Etienne
William Saliba in action for Saint Etienne

Unai Emery's Arsenal means business, completing two transfers in a short space of time. The 18-year-old William Saliba who was signed by Arsenal on a permanent basis made 16 appearances for Saint Etienne in their Ligue 1 campaign last season as they finished fourth. The young Frenchman would help solve Arsenal's defensive frailties.

Dani Ceballos posing in Arsenal Jersey
Dani Ceballos posing in Arsenal Jersey

The second signing, Dani Ceballos, was scooped from Spanish giants, Real Madrid, on a season long loan. He has been given the number 8 Jersey which was left vacant by Aaron Ramsey who had left the North Londoners for greener pastures in Italy. Ceballos is an attacking midfielder who was named "Best player in the U-21 European Championship" where he represented the Spanish national team. But he has found it difficult to pin a starting shirt at the Los Blancos outfit, falling under the shadows of Luka Modric, Isco and Toni Kroos in a compact Real Madrid midfield.

Still keen on Crystal Palace winger, Wilfred Zaha, Arsenal had an initial £40 million bid for the Ivorian rejected, as Palace’s side is holding out for something within the range of £50 million.