All seven of Arsenal's summer loan deals for 2021/22
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All seven of Arsenal's summer loan deals for 2021/22

The busiest area of Arsenal’s summer was the outgoing loan player.

With so many players going out, a few had to leave the club to make space for the new arrivals.

However, some youth players also departed north London to gather experience at various clubs.

All in all six players left the club on temporary moves, some of them fairly senior players.

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Here are the seven players…

Hector Bellerin

The most senior of all players to leave the club.

Hector Bellerin has been at Arsenal since 2011, after joining from Barcelona at the age of 16.

He was growing disillusioned with life in north London after irregular appearances towards the end of last season.

As a result, the 26-year-old was keen on leaving and joined Real Betis on a deal until the end of the campaign.

William Saliba

Another fairly high-profile player.

William Saliba joined the Gunners for a staggering £26m from Saint-Etienne in 2019. However, he is yet to make an appearance for the first team.

He was sent off to Marseille where he linked up with fellow countryman and Gunners player, Matteo Guendouzi.

Matteo Guendouzi

And that brings us on nicely to the next high profile loanee.

Matteo Guendouzi, once a regular for the first team, burnt his bridges with Mikel Arteta early into the Spaniard’s reign.

The midfielder was involved in an on-field spat with Neal Maupay during the loss away to Brighton back in 2020. He was asked to apologise and reportedly refused to do so.

Guendouzi was frozen out as a result and finds himself on loan with Marseille for the current campaign.

Reiss Nelson

First team appearances were rare for Reiss Nelson last season.

And with just one year left on his contract, his deal was extended by a further season before he was shipped off to Feyenoord.

Dejan Iliev

Dejan Iliev has never made a senior appearance for the club and has been sent off on his fourth loan spell, overall, to SKF Sered.

Alex Runarsson

Alex Runarsson endured a nightmare first half of the season last campaign.

His mistakes versus Manchester City in the Carabao Cup virtually spelt the end of his career in north London.

He has been sent on loan to Oud-Heverlee Leuven in the Belgian top-flight.

Lucas Torreira

After a promising start to life at Arsenal, Lucas Torreira has fallen off massively.

The Uruguayan has been deemed surplus to requirements by Mikel Arteta apparently due to his poor technical ability.

He was tasked with finding a new club and joined Fiorentina on a season-long loan spell this summer.

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