Arsenal fans need some good news that will put a smile back on their faces and if the latest rumours are true then that is exactly what will happen.
According to the British press, Arsenal is actively looking to dispense with the services of Mesut Ozil, Shkodran Mustafi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan this summer.
While it is true that we will now have a limited transfer budget due to our failure to qualify for next seasons Champions League the sale of those three players will certainly top up the kitty.
It will be very difficult for Unai Emery to rebuild the team if he does not raise funds through sales and it will hardly damage the squad to lose Ozil, Mustafi and Mkhitaryan, basically, it is a win-win, we offload the deadwood and get a healthy chunk of money for their replacements.
Even the most die-hard Ozil fans can no longer make a case for him, he is no longer fit for purpose, his wages are suffocating us and he offers very little on the field of play.
Mkhitaryan is not much better and there is almost no chance he will improve and as for Mustafi, the less said the better.
Emery is reportedly keen on signing Bournemouth attacker Ryan Fraser and Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek and without an increase in the transfer budget it is going to be difficult to land those sort of players and so a clearout is absolutely essential.
There will not be too many fans that will be disappointed to hear this news, it has been a long time coming and to be brutally honest, the sooner the better.