Arsenal transfer news and rumours live: £67.3m loss, Arteta makes Saliba decision, Aouar blow

Hello and welcome to’s Arsenal live blog on Friday, October 16.

It’s the domestic transfer deadline day, meaning players can arrive at or leave the Emirates Stadium before 5pm this evening, as long as they’re from the Championship, League One, or League Two.

Mikel Arteta and the club’s board have had a busy transfer window so far, with the international deadline being the cut-off point for their major business.

Thomas Partey arrived on the final day of the window to get Arsenal supporters all sorts of excited for the remainder of the season.

Even though we are unlikely to see any incomings today, there is space for a few more players to be offloaded before 5pm.

Stay tuned for the very latest on all of the Arsenal-related transfer stories, as well as other news as the Gunners prepare for their trip to Manchester City tomorrow.