Which players could be leaving Arsenal in the January transfer window?

Arsenal will be aiming to make several acquisitions this winter. Mikel Arteta will be aiming to add some talent to his squad. If all goes as planned, players like Ivan Toney and Douglas Luiz might be Gunners by the end of the winter transfer window.

Even if the focus is on arrivals, Arsenal may be forced to let some of their players depart. These departures may help them raise revenue to add to their transfer kitty.

So, which Arsenal players are likely to leave in the winter transfer window?

Aaron Ramsdale
David Raya, a summer loan signing, has replaced Aaron Ramsdale despite his excellent goal-keeping performance last season. The Brentford star has been Arsenal’s primary goalkeeper since the international break in September. Ramsdale’s future has been cast into doubt due to Arteta’s refusal to clarify his role. With little game time, an exit is feasible, and reportedly there’s interest in his services from all over Europe. The Englishman may be motivated to leave Arsenal in order to get more playing time to try to make the England Euros squad and play a crucial part in Germany.

Thomas Partey
Thomas Partey, who has seen limited action this season owing to injury, has been extensively linked with a move away from Arsenal. He may command a reasonable transfer fee, which would help Arsenal’s search for January reinforcements. Given his outstanding performances this season, Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz has emerged as the ideal replacement for the Ghanaian international.

Eddie Nketiah
According to speculation, the Hale End Graduate could be sold at the right price. It is thought that if a quality striker signs, the Arsenal No. 14 may have to make way. Nketiah will undoubtedly fetch a high transfer fee for Arsenal, but we will have to wait and watch how his future unfolds in the coming weeks. Of course it is not certain he’ll leave.

Mohammed Elneny and Cedric Soares

Soares should have left Arsenal in the summer, and this winter transfer window is his chance to go somewhere where his talents would be appreciated. There’s no reason why Arsenal shouldn’t allow Elneny’s departure if an offer for his services comes in. Elneny has in the past been good for Arsenal, but with Declan Rice and a January midfield acquisition, he would be surplus to requirements completely.

Who do you think could be leaving Arsenal this January?

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  1. Hein, Patino, Smith-Rowe and Jorginho could leave as well

    As for Douglas Luiz, I think Aston Villa will only sell him if the offer is more than £100m. We need to find another dead-ball maestro or maybe try Jorginho as our main direct free-kick taker

    1. We’re bigger than Douglas Luiz. He’s not good as a partner for Rice. Thuram and Fofana are better and cheaper.
      Edu can’t get his preference this time around as Arteta is the final decider and will oppose another average Mendes signing.

      1. I suspect Arsenal were very interested in Douglas Luiz because of his dead-ball skills and years of experience with Man City’s system

        Thuram/ Fofana might be faster and stronger than Luiz, but they don’t have his set-piece abilities

        1. imo Martin already does pretty well with free-kicks and would be difficult to significantly upgrade on same (unless Ward-Prowse is unhappy at WH, lol).

            1. Even though he has hit some beauties, it’s not just hitting the back of the net but also the goals resulting from the play (ask Liverpool).

  2. Cedric would definitely be one I would hope to see move on. If Ramsdale leaves I can see Hein moving up as understudy to Raya.
    Elneny can prove to be a useful player as cover to the central midfield area when we need to rest Declan Rice.
    If we sign a striker either in January or the Summer, then I would imagine Eddies days are numbered at the club.
    Patino might go the same way as Saliba with a few years on loan as there is a real talent there. I imagine Smith Rowe will stay this January but might move on in the summer – possibly as a makeweight in the possible transfer of Douglas Luiz.
    Jorginho will go back to Italy – He was only really meant to be a fill-gap for last season…

  3. I’m not sure anyone obvious will depart. Cedric should have been long gone but for his enviable contract. Thank you Sanhelli.

    1. AAARRGH SUE!! Whyever did you need to mention that “creature” who should have ben prosecuted for fraud by the Kroenkes and thus you spoiled my Christmas!

      Just kidding Sue, cos I love your wisdom and intellect, REALLY!

  4. OT watching the Sheffield game vs Luton who suggested the signing of Sambi Lokonga. He doesn’t even look like a EPL player to begin with IMHO.

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