Date: 31st August 2011 at 8:53am
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For once in our lives it appears that a deadline day is not only going to be active, but very important for us, so instead of sitting and looking through the windows of other glaring in jealously at their new bike or Playstation, we’re going to get to have some fun of our own.

I’ll be updating the article as the day progresses with every single piece of transfer news and rumours, now matter how flimsy.

So if speculation and fantasy football really isn’t your thing I suggest steering clear of this thread.

Let the fun and games commence.

8:30am Reports emerging that Arsene Wenger is out of bed with a determined look on his face.

8:54am Arsenal are reported to be ready to smash their record transfer fee with a £25M bid for Rennes powerhouse M’Vila

8:56am Sky Sports News confirm reporters have seen Nicklas Bendtner’s father/agent at Stoke City’s training ground.

9:16am Ladbrokes claim that Fulham’s Clint Dempsey and Everton’s Mikel Arteta also top Wenger’s shopping list.

10:39am Arsenal new boy Joel Campbell looks set to join Lorient on a season long loan after failing to secure a work permit.

10:44am West Ham join the chase for Henri Lansbury as the player searches for 1st team football.

12:54pm Arsenal are apparently waiting on hearing about Marvin Martin after inquiring about the playermaker.

13:13pm Reports coming in that Stoke City have decided Nicklas Bendtner is just far too awesome for the to sign and B52 will return to the Gunners.

17:30pm Sky Sports News claim Arsenal are about to lodge a £10Million bid for Everton’s Mikel Arteta.

18:46pm Reports of Arsenal talking to Chelsea’s Benayoun about a possible loan deal.

19:20pm As quickly as it started, it appears the move for Arteta is off!