Arsenal plots exodus of up to 11 of their players

Arsenal is looking to overhaul their team under the management of Mikel Arteta after years of underachievement.

Unai Emery was the club’s first manager after Arsene Wenger, but Arteta is the manager that showed a lot of promise after guiding them to winning the FA Cup and Community Shield in his first half-season at the club.

Now they want to speed up his revolution and they are prepared to offload as many as 11 players between now and next summer, according to The Independent.

The Gunners brought in the likes of Thomas Partey and Gabriel Magalhaes in the last transfer window, but there are several other players who are not up to the standard that Arteta wants at the club.

The report says that the Gunners are hoping to see the back of Shkodran Mustafi, Mohamed Elneny, Reiss Nelson, Callum Chambers, Folarin Balogun, Joe Willock as well as obvious outcasts like Mesut Ozil, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Sead Kolasinac.

Arteta wants to bring new players to his team, but he needs to take some players off his wage bill first.

He also knows that the mentality of his players is important and he wants to get rid of players with the old Arsenal mindset and bring in fresh players.

Konstantinos Mavropanos and Lucas Torreira are other players that the club will consider selling.

Tags Arsenal transfers

10 Comments

  1. GunnerDev says:

    Milk the club for every last penny. In all my life iv never heard of a football club selling a player it no longer needs. How dare Arsenal even think this is right. Shame on you Arsenal 🙄

    1. Kay says:

      The mentality of most of those oldies is terrible, so the best thing is to let some and not all of them go. This writer’s should get their fact right before posting unfounded nonsense here. When did Mikel say all those above?

  2. Sean says:

    So they all go, who comes in?

    1. Vinod says:

      @Sean, there won’t be much incoming. If you look we currently have a 34 member squad and 11 of them leaving makes it 23. Include Ceballos, Luiz and Macey to the mix we will go to 20. Worst case Saliba and Guen also left out (loan or sell) its 18 member squad. Arsenal being Arsenal would get a 3 – 5 signings (over 2 windows) and promote a couple of youngsters and get the squad to around 25 members.

      Unfortunately (or fortunately) an exodus does need to happen so that Arteta could manage the squad much more efficiently as well as instill a new winning mentality. Younger side with lower wage and giving the results like recent times would be an ideal solution for board and KSE.

      Seeing Balogun leave would be painful. But from yesterday’s press conference, Arteta almost confirmed he would be leaving. He almost said “thanks for the incredible moments you gave us and good luck for your future.” (Not the part where he said about Club, Manager, Player and Agent but before that something that end like “incredible . . incredibly . . . good”). Again how many Serge Gnabrys have we missed in the last decade?

      1. Vinod says:

        I mean signings in the tune of future potentials.

  3. Neil Fitt says:

    What a load of dribble that list of yours is.
    Elneney,Nelson Balogin are going nowhere

    1. jon fox says:

      Neil, I will gladly bet you a thousand pounds here and now that Elneny is not on Arsenal books by next season. I also know that many others will be leaving, as all perceptive fans also know.
      If you HONESTLY think Elneny will be allowed to stay then I pity your mentality.

      On Balogun, the club have said they hipe he agrees to stay but the decsion is his ,ultimately, On Nelson, I believe the club are as yet not yet finally decided either way but the signs are going in the direction of him being let go or sold. His lack of games alone shows that to be more likely than not.

  4. Goonster says:

    Thank goodness.

  5. Adega Olatunji says:

    I did not see Xhaka on the list

  6. Stan Adams says:

    Fantastic get rid of asap except for Reece Nelson he is a future star and Arteta knows that he is going nowhere !

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