Mikel Arteta can only sign targets if he sells his top Arsenal stars.
Arsenal may have to sell some of their best players to be able to fund moves for their primary summer targets, according to Express Sports.
The Gunners have been linked with moves for two stars before the next transfer window after reports this week claimed that they would be looking to make a move for Carlos Soler of Valencia.
The young Spaniard recently signed a new deal with Los Che, and his release clause is now set at £140 million.
But Arsenal is confident that they can negotiate a favourable deal and sign the young midfielder who would compete with the likes of Lucas Torreira and Granit Xhaka for a place in the first team.
They also want RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano and the French youngster has hinted that he would move when the next transfer window opens.
Upamecano’s release clause stands at £50 million and the defender may not move if no team pays that fee.
Arsenal will make cash available for Arteta in the next transfer window, but it may not be enough for him to sign the players he needs.
Express Sports further claims that Arteta may have to raise funds by selling the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette who both have Champions League ambitions.
With Lacazette seeming to be getting back in scoring form after banging two goals in within the last two games, hopefully fingers crossed the drought is broken, so l can’t see Mikel Arteta axing him at the end of the season no matter what the top brass say, and the same goes for Aubameyang, although we’re going to be needing to get new players in, these sort of goal scorers don’t come along everyday, l really rate Mesut Ozil but come the end of the season he’ll only have a year left on his contract so although l wouldn’t like to l think it would be more viable to let him go instead of Auba and Laca!!!!!!!
Arsenal can only afford to let one go PEA is 30 and brings a good price. Although Lacazette scores less his energy and link up play make him an essential keep. Sell Ozil (if you can) and use that with fresh money for essential new buys.
i personally think Arsenal will keep all their players !! No one knows what Arteta will be given to spend in the summer !! fact
The rest is just speculation !! Even If Arsenal win the Europa cup or finish 5th will it be more than if they dont but even that is just speculation…. Arsenal i think will give Arteta 120 million regardless !! they gave that last year !! I think Arteta will buy 3 players …Defensive mid and a right winger or striker and a right back/come full back ….with Saiba coming and Mari already here and players like Mustafi playing so well with Holding coming back and Luiz and Sokratis also playing so well !! but one of them will go cant have 6 central defenders !! we have two full backs for the left Koslinac and Tierney Two left wingers in Saka and Martinelli two strikers in Auba and Laca Pepe needs competition and the middle of the park needs another holding mid to cover for Torriera and Xhaka !!
They didn’t give 120 mil last year, the players are being bought in instalments and will impact this summer. The money was spent with the idea it would get us in the CL this season and thats conditional if we dont. Players will have to be sold to fund changes and to sort out contracts that are running down. We have no money to keep players and fund a massive spending spree.
How can anyone say Arsenal need to sell two star players to fund this summers targets?????? when no one bar the board and the manager knows what we have be given to spend….. It is silly just coming out with silly comments without proof !! and is why many of not all arsenal fans dont take any notice until the manager and board say !!
Regardless of the transfer budget available, the major issue is that Mikel Arteta is given a major say in who stays (within the sign contract extension or be sold mantra) and who he wants (type of player) brought in.
Otherwise as Head Coach, he is doomed to failure like Emery.