Only yesterday we ran an article that named four players that are not up to Arsenal standard and should be sold and it seems that the club is in agreement on at least three of those players if a report in the Daily Mail is to be believed.
We suggested that Mustafi, Elneny, Iwobi and Jenkinson are not Arsenal quality and according to the Mail the club is preparing to offload all of them except Iwobi.
However, they are not stopping with those three, it is also being reported that Danny Welbeck can leave on a free transfer when his contract expires and they are also hoping to sell Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Petr Cech and Aaron Ramsey will also come off the wage bill which will see at least £200k per week slashed and once you add that to all the player’s wages that the club is hoping to sell we are talking in excess of £1 Million per week.
In terms of transfer fees that is very subjective. We will get nothing for Cech, Ramsey and Welbeck but we should get at least £70 Million (though that is just a guess) for the others.
As an example, the club had been hoping to raise £35 Million from Mustafi alone, can anyone really see that happening? Same with Ozil, who will pay a King’s ransom for him at his age and also trump up a massive wage?
So, with £1 Million in wage cuts, a potential £70 Million in transfer fees and a reported £75 million put aside by the club if we reach the Champions League we could, in theory, have £145 Million to spend and £1 Million in wages to play with.
Surely that will be enough to bring in at least four, possibly five, quality players?