Arsenal could make £140m from offloading a number of flops this summer

Arsenal faces a huge summer transfer window as Mikel Arteta looks to continue his rebuild.

One thing the former midfielder has been working hard on is to sell the flops he inherited at the club in 2019.

The likes of Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are high-profile players who have left.

However, he has also offloaded the likes of Calum Chambers and Sead Kolasinac.

Most of the players who do not fit into his system are currently out on loan at other clubs.

The Sun says not all of them have a future at the club and they might not return to the Emirates.

Instead, the Gunners will look to cash in on them and sell for the highest price when the transfer window reopens.

It lists William Saliba, Matteo Guendouzi, Hector Bellerin, Lucas Torreira, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Reiss Nelson, Pablo Mari, and Runar Alex Runarsson as players who could be sold.

Their combined market value stands at £140m, a huge amount of money that can help the Gunners add more quality players to Arteta’s group.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Selling these players will help us have enough money to spend on our targets and we would also save a lot of money on wages.

Their market value could be less than what we eventually make from selling them, but we would still be better offloading most of them than keeping them at the Emirates.

Tags Summer Transfers


  1. the only players of any real monetary value on this list shouldn’t be going anywhere, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they were sold off or otherwise we would be lucky to get 35M from the remaining 6 or 7 players…I hope they’re not counting on this fire-sale to fund our next transfer window or it’s going to be a long summer with a few underwhelming 11th hour buys

  2. William Saliba – why are we selling? Only player with good value

    Matteo Guendouzi – 9 mil already agreed…idiotic loan to buy amount

    Hector Bellerin – will likely get about 10 mil….should’ve been sold long ago

    Lucas Torreira – will likely get about 10 mil

    KonMavro – already agreed 3 mil….idiotic loan to buy amount

    Ainsley Maitland-Niles – 5 to 10 mil likely…should’ve been sold to Wolves

    Reiss Nelson – prob 8 mil max

    Pablo Mari – 5 mil max…poor contract management

    Runar Alex Runarsson – 2 mil if we lucky

    There’s a distinct pattern of horrific contract management here for all to see. At the end of this season there will be a whole host of good players on 2 years or less….I sincerely hope that Edu and MA will wake up and be proactive for once.

    1. Add Leno, Elneny and Xhaka to the list as I think they are probably all gone. Those three might net 40-50m.

      Agree Saliba shouldn’t be on list and certainly shouldn’t be labelled a flop. Agree as well that Mavroponas and Guendouzi loan to buy amounts appear to be shockingly poor business.

      Isn’t there a new guy responsible for contracts? Obviously Edu and Arteta will have a say but the hard negotiating will hopefully have an experienced hand at the wheel.

      1. Just had a look at our contract expiry dates. Out of the players I expect to be part of our core, only Saliba and Saka expire before before 2025. Both expire in 2024. Who else is part of the host of good players that your worried about losing?

        Also noticed Elneny’s contract ends this year so no transfer fee for him, my bad.

        1. I said good players, not necessarily players in MAs plans. Players we should either renew or sell, not twiddle thumbs and waste cash we could potentially recoup

          June 2023:

          June 2024:

          I think there is a clause to extend Martinelli by a year.

          Not all the best players but still potential revenue on the table….either sell or extend, not do nothing then try sell players with 6 months left then get annoyed because offers are too low.

          1. Then obv Laca, Elneny and Eddie we are losing for free, not that we would’ve gotten a lot for Eddie and Elneny

            Point being that whoever is involved with contract management at Arsenal should seriously reconsider their job. Football is a business whether people like it or not and contracts need to be managed as such.

            Selling 3/4 average players with a couple years left on their contract could bring in enough money to buy 1 decent player….but we seem to prefer to loan out our players, refuse “low” offers for them and then let them go for even less or for free once they are older and further devalued.

  3. Spurs just lost to Burnley. If Arsenal continues to win games against ‘small’ teams and remain in the hunt for the Top 4, should fans continue their cry for an ‘experienced’ manager like Conte.

    What is the point winning City (league leader) today and losing the next game against a team fighting relegation? I’ll rather lose those big games, but by a respectable scoreline and win as many ‘winnable’ games, than focus on only big games.

    With better consistency against small team, it’s only a matter of time before we start getting better result against big teams. Fans tend to underestimate the strength of the current Top 3 teams in England. With the exception of Bayern, those teams would beat any other teams in Europe on current form. They are just far better than us at the moment.

    1. It was huge that spurs won against man city, it’s just wasteful that they did not kept the football that they played against city. Would rather win the big games if I’m being honest as that what we are lacking right now

      1. When I see a Burnley fixture I know it’s usually going to be a tough 90 minutes and I wouldn’t want to be playing a relegation fighting Burnley anytime soon. I’m not great on predictions but I suspected a spurs loss or draw but didn’t back them to beat City.
        Although. I’m concentrating is on us, there are a few teams close to the bottom that must be anxious- Leeds, Everton and Brentford

  4. @David… Spurs won mancity and lost to Burnley.. so out of 6points they got three…

    Why would anyone here prefer to win Burnley and lose to City.. what’s the difference, isn’t it three points for a win regardless of who u play against?

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