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Full confirmed list of Arsenal ins and outs as Mikel Arteta sanctions latest transfer exit

Sambi Lokonga
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Arsenal have sanctioned their first transfer exit with Albert Sambi Lokonga joining Spanish side Sevilla on a season-long loan.

There is a purchase clause included in the deal which football.london understands to be in the region of £10million. There is also a view of a sell-on clause, should the move be made permanent.

Lokonga becomes the first player to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer while David Raya was signed on a permanent deal earlier this month after spending last season on loan. The plan is now to add more names to Mikel Arteta's squad.

It has been a relatively quiet few weeks for the Gunners so far with only one real attempt at making a splash in the market. However, they were dealt a blow after their top target Benjamin Sesko opted to stay at RB Leipzig.

A striker remains a priority for Arteta and sporting director Edu Gaspar and the club are also looking at signing a new midfielder. Not only has it been quiet on this front, Arsenal are yet to make much progress towards cutting down the squad and revamping the options for Arteta.

Having relied on a small group of first-team players, an exodus of those on the outside of the main XI is on the cards. So far it is only players who have reached the end of their contracts who have left along with Lokonga and Nuno Tavarez, who had his loan move to Lazio confirmed earlier this week. Amario Cozier-Duberry and Reuell Walters have departed after their contracts expired.

For now it is only Raya who has come in and it leaves plenty still to be done before the window closes at the end of August. The Gunners will also have an eye on getting players through the door - both in and out - before pre-season kicks off later this month.

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Here, football.london has the full list of deals completed by the club.

Ins

David Raya - Brentford - £27m

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Outs

Albert Sambi Lokonga - Sevilla - Season-long loan

Amario Cozier-Duberry - End of contract

Reuell Walters - End of contract

Cedric Soares - End of contract

Mohamed Elneny - End of contract

Arthur Okonwo - AFC Wrexham - End of contract

Nuno Tavares - Lazio - Season-long loan