As of today Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky are no longer Arsenal players.
Between them, the experienced trio made 650 appearances for the Gunners scoring 56 goals. They will be missed.
Here’s one final rundown of their stats as we bid them good luck for the future.
Role: Club captain, midfield metronome
Signed: 31 August 2011
Spell: 1767 days
Hairstyle: Dependably Lego
Highlight: Captaining the Gunners in the FA Cup Final at Wembley as we ended our 9-year wait for a trophy.
Unknown fact: Arteta once fined himself £300 for asking Arsene Wenger to ‘paint him like one of your French girls.’ He reneged on payment when it later transpired his drink had been spiked by Lukas Podolski.
Last seen: Sending rotten fish to members of the Goal Accreditation Panel.
Role: Aggressive pointer extraordinaire, dressing room intellectual, climate change activist
Signed: (1) 22 July 2004 / (2) 29 August 2013
Spell: (1) 1384 + (2) 1038 = 2422 days
Hairstyle: Freshly ruffled by Mesut
Highlight: Spanking in a 25-yard volley to seal victory in the League Cup against Sp*rs.
Unknown fact: Mathieu is completely blind in one eye, a state of affairs he hid from the Gunners doctors by being great at pointing at stuff.
Last seen: Shouting at Mount Etna for no apparent reason.
Role: Scorer of goals against Sp*rs, midfield dynamo, metalhead
Signed: 23 May 2006
Spell: 3693 days
Hairstyle: Ripe for a headbanging
Highlight: Robbing Danny Rose on the halfway line and dinking the ball over Hugo Lloris in the 2014 FA Cup 3rd Round.
Unknown fact: Tomas commissioned an exact replica of Arsenal’s contract dungeon room for his home and regularly spends time in it practising his signature.
Last seen: Tying his hamstring back together with the really stringy fat off a pack of smoky bacon.