The summer transfer window finally drew to a close on Monday night after what seems like an eternity.
Arsenal stole the Premier League headlines on deadline day by securing a £45million deal for Thomas Partey right at the death, while Manchester United snapped up Edinson Cavani on a free transfer.
There was no last-minute action for the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City, nonetheless, who got their business done earlier in the window.
So which top-flight clubs pulled off the best transfers over the summer? Daily Star Sport have given each side a grade based on the quality of their business.
The summer transfer window closed on Monday night, with Arsenal dominating the deadline day headlines by signing Thomas Partey
Aston Villa – A
Aston Villa have had a brilliant transfer window, strengthening in all the right areas with shrewd signings.
Emiliano Martinez already looks a top shot stopper, Ross Barkley impressed in his debut in the demolition of Liverpool, and Ollie Watkins looks electric up top. Last year they battled relegation but this is a squad that is capable of much more.
Aston Villa enjoyed a superb window, adding the likes of Ollie Watkins to their ranks
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Arsenal – B+
This is Mikel Arteta’s first summer transfer window and he has taken every chance to stamp his footballing philosophy all over the team and without spending a fortune.
Willian in for free is an excellent signing, Thomas Partey will boost the midfield, Gabriel looks a top player, and they’ve also managed to ship substitute ‘keeper Martinez for £20 million. Great business. Misses out on an A for making Gunnersaurus redundant.
As well as Partey, Arsenal also made some other great signings, including Gabriel Magalhaes
Brighton – C
Brighton are another side to have started the season brightly, with Graham Potter instilling an…