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Arsenal, Chelsea and Stoke in last minute transfer deals

Former Everton player Mikel Arteta, who's been signed up by ArsenalGetty Images

There was a flurry of last minute multi-million pound deals before the footie transfer window shut.

Arsenal will be hoping to get back on track after signing Mikel Arteta on a four-year deal from Everton.

They've also snapped up Yossi Benayoun on a season-long loan from Chelsea, while the Blues bagged Raul Meireles from Liverpool on a four-year contract.

Elsewhere, Stoke broke their transfer record to sign Peter Crouch from Spurs in a £10million deal.

Manchester City snapped up Owen Hargreaves on a free transfer from local rivals Manchester UnitedAP
Owen Hargreaves has swapped Manchester United for Manchester City in a free transfer

They've also taken on his team-mate Wilson Palacios, for a rumoured £6million.

And in Manchester, midfielder Owen Hargreaves has swapped United for City in a free transfer.