Arsenal eye seven sales to boost summer transfer splurge

Arsenal are claimed to be eyeing the sale of seven players this summer in order to raise funds to reinvest in the playing squad.

The Gunners disappointed by failing to sign a single player during the January transfer window, despite having a challenge on their hands to qualify for the Champions League, but the club is already reported to be looking ahead to the summer.

The Sun claims that the club is currently set on selling seven of their players, all of which are currently out on loan, in order to raise funds for their summer transfers.

All of Matteo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Hector Bellerin, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Alex Runarsson and Reiss Nelson are all believed to be on the club’s minds as potential departures this summer, with some of their futures already sewn up.

Mavropanos, Torreira and Guendouzi all have buy options or buying obligations included in their current deals, and it would be a shock to me if none of their current sides attempted to make their stays more permanent.

Bellerin and Maitland-Niles are unlikely to be shy of offers come the summer, but I don’t imagine we’ll be expecting to receive much money for the likes of Runarsson or Nelson, who have struggled to show much in the last 18 months.

It’s a shame that Reiss has failed to make the grade of late, having been knocking on the door of the Arsenal first-team around 18 months ago, but now looks set for an exit. Some used to believe that Nelson could be the next Serge Gnabry, another former academy star who rose to stardom after being overlooked by Arsene Wenger, but I would be surprised if anyone still believed Reiss was of the same potential.

Would you hope there could still be a future for any of the seven? Could we live to regret any of their sales?

Patrick

Tags Summer transfer window

7 Comments

  1. Not sure who puts these buy options in the loan clauses, I think they are missing a zero when the figure is jotted down.

    Can’t understand why not just loan the player and then see their market value at the end of the loan.

    1. Or if you make an option to buy, make it worth. I cannot imagine we would have got less for Mavropanos.
      David O. is reporting Arsenal is still paying part if Auba’s wages until the summer.
      The asset management is shambolic really, I know charity organizations with better financial management.

      1. Yes I read it too!(the Athletic),Arsenal on top of the 7M lump sum are also subsiding his wages for the rest of the season.

      2. “I know charity organizations with better financial management”😂😂😂, that’s funny man!!

      3. Ba Elkhirsawy, You clearly know little or nothing about how charities work.

        All the major ones have a well worked out plan and are well run, so for you to use them as ironic examples is ludicrous and plain wrong.

        As well as deeply unfair to them. But I doubt you even care at all. Sigh!

        1. seriously JF, chose your battles more wisely, as the myriad of financial cock-ups and indiscretions amongst those within the not-for-profit and charitable realms surely must make them a reasonable target for just such an inferential joke…I guess you’re just overcompensating for the piss-poor winter window

  2. You forgot to add Leno to the sales list.
    With his replacement already secured I expect him to fetch us some 10m quid or thereabouts

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