Arsenal have brought in only two players so far in the close-season, while at least one more is expected to join, but which players are still believed to be leaving the club?
Arsene Wenger is adamant that Alexis Sanchez is staying put in the current window, although the saga will continue to rumble on until deadline day most likely, I actually believe we would be better off selling to Paris Saint-Germain this summer, than keeping him for one year and losing him for free to rivals Manchester City next year.
Mesut Ozil was strongly linked with a possible exit from the club, but all the latest reports tell me that he will be staying beyond the August 31 deadline. I would put money on him staying.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a continuing saga, with Chelsea believed to be keen, and without the guarantee of regular football, I wouldn’t be surprised if he was actually allowed to leave. I would hate to see him go, especially to join a rival, as he was just beginning to blossom last term.
Aaron Ramsey is another whose future remains up in the air somewhat, with only a year left on his contract as with the three above, but there is little talk of interest in his signature, although Neymar’s PSG move may well see Barcelona re-ignite their interest in him.
Jack Wilshere is expected to leave the club this month, although his wage demands may prove problematic, but a move to Serie A is being mooted, with the player having grown frustrated with his injury situation.
Mathieu Debuchy and Carl Jenkinson are both for sale, although we will likely have to lower our asking price if we are going to find potential suitors. Kieran Gibbs was previously linked with an exit, but appears to have a place in the squad now.
David Ospina and Olivier Giroud were both linked with moves, but are now keen to stay and fight for their places, and could feature more often than previously assumed.
Which of the list must we prioritise keeping? If we manage to keep them all, we may well have the strongest overall squad since our last title win…