Arsenal new signings: Confirmed ins and outs for Summer 2024

After increasing their points total for a fourth successive season and finishing second, Mikel Arteta and Arsenal now have the challenge of figuring out how to go one better next season.

Arsenal moved quickly in the market last summer, with the arrivals of Kai Havertz, Declan Rice and Jurrien Timber all done before the start of pre-season.

Mikel Arteta is in charge of Arsenal new signings
Arsenal new signings: how will Arteta upgrade Arsenal this summer? – Photo by Icon Sport

The Gunners also took advantage of a market opportunity to bring long-term target David Raya to Emirates Stadium, initially on loan, but that move has now been made permanent.

This summer, Arsenal new signings news is a little thinner on the ground, with Euro 2024 delaying business, as well as the club keeping their cards close to their chest.

Arsenal new signings: Summer 2024 arrivals

Confirmed Arsenal signings in Summer 2024

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🇪🇸 David Raya

Brentford

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David Raya looks set to be Arsenal number one for years to come – Photo by Icon Sport

David Raya (£27m, Brentford)

A deal that has been expected to happen for almost a year now, Arsenal have made Raya's loan move permanent.

The Spaniard, who played for Spain against Albania at Euro 2024, had a shaky start to life at Emirates Stadium as he controversially replaced fan-favourite Aaron Ramsdale.

But as Raya's confidence and familiarity with the Arsenal squad grew, he became a real asset to Mikel Arteta, who, along with his coaching staff, had wanted Raya since 2020.

Raya's confidence and skill with the ball at his feet, remarkable ability to claim crosses and cool temperament were key to Arsenal's imperious form in the second half of 2023/24.

Supporters will be hoping for moments like his stunning penalty shootout saves against FC Porto in the Champions League over the course of his five-year deal.

For more on who the Gunners are linked with, check out our regularly updated Arsenal transfer targets page.

Confirmed Arsenal departures in Summer 2024

Nuno Tavares is already taking part in friendlies for Lazio – photo by imago

Nuno Tavares (loan, Lazio)

Despite making 28 appearances in his debut season, Nuno Tavares' Arsenal career looks to have reached its conclusion.

Following loan spells at Nottingham Forest and Marseille, the Portuguese left-back has joined Lazio on loan, with an obligation to buy for an undisclosed fee next summer.

Tavares is a bombastic presence on the left, capable of both brilliance and costly mistakes. His inability to iron out his inconsistencies meant he was never going to be a strong long term fit for Mikel Arteta.

Albert Sambi Lokonga (loan, Sevilla)

Like Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga joined Arsenal in summer 2021. The young Belgian international had some very promising moments in an Arsenal shirt.

But ultimately, Arsenal's project accelerated quicker than the 24-year-old could develop, and he was left behind.

He had an impressive loan spell at Luton Town last season. There is an option in Arsenal's deal with Sevilla to make the deal permanent for £10m.

Mohamed Elneny's cameos have always been popular – Photo by Icon Sport

Mohamed Elneny (free agent)

After eight and a half years at Arsenal, cult hero Mohamed Elneny finally bid farewell to the club.

The Egyptian midfielder endeared himself to the Emirates faithful with his tireless running, humble and kind demeanour, and of course, his penchant for spectacular long shots.

The 31-year-old won both the 2015/16 and 2020/21 goal of the season for the Gunners, and was always a reliable servant of the club when called upon.

But with just one Premier League start in the last two years, Elneny will move on when his contract expires on June 3oth

Cédric Soares's final Arsenal appearance came in a 6-0 win over Sheffield United – Photo by Icon Sport

Cédric Soares (free agent)

A peculiar signing at the very dawn of the Arteta era, it is impressive that Cédric Soares has managed to stay around as long as he has.

Initially signed on loan from Southampton, Arsenal signed the Portuguese international right-back on a permanent transfer as his deal with the Saints expired.

But as often happens with players signed on a free, the 32-year-old was handed a bumper contract. In his case, it was a 4-year, £75,000 per week deal.

Cédric was a fairly reliable performer early in Arteta's tenure, and he made 16 starts in 2021/22 as Arsenal narrowly missed out on Champions League qualification.

But the side quickly outgrew him, and Cédric has only played 91 Premier League minutes in the last two seasons.

His hefty contract made him difficult to move, and the Portugal man was all too happy to run down his contract.

He will be searching for a new club this summer.