We have all seen it, and no club has avoided it – the dreaded panic buy that turns out to be a flop. Pressure from fans to force through a deal is generally the reason behind the irrational purchase, that on any other day would be laughed off.
Granted it may be the manager having a sudden paddy over his defence or attack, however the thought of the transfer window slamming shut has often created some of the most ridiculous deadline day decisions ever.
Unusually, Arsene Wenger provided one of the best signings in the Premier League throughout the whole transfer window late on deadline day, with the recruitment of German international Mesut Ozil a surprise to everyone (probably even Wenger himself).
However, as we are well aware, Wenger isn’t always so successful in his deadline day recruitment.
With that in mind, here are FIVE players from recent seasons who did not enjoy the best of times at Arsenal after signing on that dreaded of dates in the calendar – Deadline Day.