Arsene Wenger has already announced that he has too many players in the Arsenal squad and needs to make room for any new arrivals, but just how many can he afford to let go this summer?
According to a report this morning, Wenger is planning to release EIGHT stars to free up wages and squad places for new arrivals. The Metro reckons that Tomas Rosicky, Abou Diaby, Mathieu Flamini, Joel Campbell, Carl Jenkinson, Ryo Miyaichi and captain Mikel Arteta will all be out the door, but also have added Theo Walcott to the list, despite Wenger already stating that the England winger will definitely be at Arsenal next season.
Of the others, I do agree that Tomas Rosicky will probably leave, Abou Diaby is expected to sign a new pay-per-play contract. Jenkinson has already been told that he will NOT be sold, while Captain Arteta is still hoping for a one-year extension. Perhaps Flamini may be released if Arsenal bring in a new DM, and Miyaichi and Campbell have failed to impress on loan and could also be moved on, but that means there are only a MAXIMUM of five players going, which makes the Metro look like an uninformed ass!
But although the article is full of holes, there is no doubt that some players would have to leave, but which ones would YOU pick to be shown the door?