Arsenal now looking to offload deadwood from their squad before transfer window closes

Arsenal will look to offload some of their current players from now on with Mikel Arteta admitting that some players at the club will barely get playing time if they stay.

The Gunners have responded to missing out on European football for the first time in almost three decades by spending £135million on players with a possibility of another joining them.

The incomings have given Arteta a bigger than normal squad and several players are expected to leave the club before the transfer window shuts.

The likes of Willian, Hector Bellerin and Lucas Torreira have been told that they can leave since the end of last season.

However, there has been a shortage of takers so far and that has meant they have remained in the squad.

With a few days left before the window closes, Arsenal is ramping up efforts to offload their deadwood, according to The Daily Mail.

Speaking ahead of their match against Chelsea this weekend, Arteta admits that the pressure is on after they spent so much and confirms that they are looking to offload some of their players.

He said as quoted by Mail Sport: ‘There’s still 11 days to go and there’s still things to be done. There are still players in the squad where it’s going to be difficult for them to find game time.

‘It does (bring pressure). We will see what we will finish. We’re gonna have I think seven players have left the club and five are coming in so it’s not more players coming in. We’re going to do it in the right way so that we are stable.’

Tags Hector Bellerin Lucas Torreira Willian

7 Comments

  1. SueP says:

    I would thank Hector for his years of service, hope that LT finds a club that suits his temperament and be punching the air if a club somewhere on the planet is happy to take Willian off the club’s hands

    1. jon fox says:

      Me too Sue P, plus getting all the other deadwood out too. Elneny, Kolas, Soares, etc and, though it will not happen, also the abysmal XHAKA. If only!!

  2. Yossarian says:

    It’s good that they brought the new players in already rather than waiting to offload the unwanted then trying to sign all the new players on deadline day. That shows evidence of good financial backing in this window. Hopefully onwards & upwards now, but obviously still plenty of work to do, and I expect it will still be a tough few weeks before things start to gel and the results start coming good

  3. Stephanie says:

    That’s great but we could use 1 or 2 more signings either on loan or purchased to replaced them with better players

    1. fairfan says:

      True we have two loan cards to play.
      AM ?CB?

  4. fairfan says:

    We had to pay all of Ozil’s salary even after he left.
    We had to pay Socratis and Musafi to leave.
    Torreira cost 27m. 6 m back would be the limit.
    Will have to pay Willian to leave.
    Kola..same. Pay me to leave.
    Give Runarrson away.
    Bellerin? I don’t know what he is worth.
    As much as any one is prepared to pay I suppose.
    Will we get a new RB? Aarons ?
    Laca or Auba?
    Home Grown quota.
    Ramsdale White Holding AMN Nelson
    Nketiah Aarons?
    U21 Saka ESR Martinelli Balogun Azeez.

  5. Mrcool says:

    A good coach can still get the best out of belerin and Torreira. I believe Torreira is far better than xhaka same way belerin is far better than Chambers. Even soars is better than Chambers all round.

    The fact that arteta doesn’t rate these guys does not mean that are completely bad.
    The reason why they can’t find clubs is because of the crazy wage they get at arsenal.

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