As many as 11 Arsenal players may leave before transfer window shuts

After Arsenal’s loss to Liverpool on Monday, Mikel Arteta admitted that the final week of the transfer window will be a busy one for teams in the Premier League including Arsenal.

The Gunners have landed Willian, Gabriel Magalhaes and Dani Ceballos in this transfer window, but Arteta says their transfer business isn’t finished yet.

The Spaniard claims that his team is still very much in the market. The Gunners have been looking to complete the signing of Houssem Aouar over the last few days, but they might need to sell first before they can buy more.

Sun Sport has named 11 players that they reckon could leave the Emirates before this transfer window closes.

The list is headed by Mesut Ozil who has been frozen out of the club since the Premier League’s restart.

Matteo Guendouzi has also not played for the club since June, and he might be sent out on loan.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos appears to have reached the end of his time at the Emirates, he has been linked with a move to Napoli.

Shkodran Mustafi and Sead Kolasinac are two other defenders who have been linked with a move away from the club as well.

Lucas Torreira appears to be close to an exit with a move to Atletico Madrid being discussed.

Calum Chambers, Rob Holding and Mohamed Elneny are the other senior players who have been tipped to leave as well.

The report concludes by claiming that Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock might be made available for loan.

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  1. It’ll be good business for Arsenal, but it makes me sad to see the name of Gouendouzi being mentioned. That talent being tossed through the window. They’ll rather sell Xhaka

    1. What talent does Guendouzi have? How is he better than Xhaka?
      Guendouzi has no pace, can’t tackle, not strong on the ball, always bullied, no creativity, no passing range, always looking for the safe option of passing to the central defenders. Xhaka is a better player than Guendouzi.

        1. What is this complete nonsense supposed to mean? If , by any chance it is meant to be sarcastic, then it doesn’t work!. CARE TO EXPLAIN PLEASE? To be clear, I don’t rate Guendouzi and very much want him gone asap.

      1. Guen is 21 years old. He can improve by a lot and his value can easily increase by at least 20 M so it would be a waste of money to sell now. A loan would be better if Arteta does not want him.

    2. You left out bellerin, lacazette, Macey and smith-rowe.

      I honestly think if the right offer came in for any of the 15 mentioned, arteta would let them go.

      Obviously there is not enough time to sell them all. In the cases of willock, Nelson and smith-rowe any loan deals can wait until after the deadline, as loan deals between EFL and EPL clubs have an extension. I also cannot see Arteta allowing the sales of mustafi, sokratis, chambers and holding, that would leave us too short on centre backs, but certainly the 2 foreign lads would be allowed to go with one of chambers and holding becoming the back up to Saliba, Gabriel, Luiz and Mari.

      Kolasinac is 4th choice left CB and 4th choice lwb he will go.

      Torreira looks set to go, lacazette could be sacrificed if it means getting partey, whilst guendozi ozil seem to be unwanted by our club or any other

  2. Arsenal still not smart on the market. We need to fix the French boy as soon as possible. Partey or Diwara any can do. We need a goalie too. A top GK is a must.

    1. What about Mustafi, we can
      Release Sokrates for free later if no one comes to pay some money for him
      But we should not miss out on Auour and Partey be plus may be Zaha

      1. Don’t know about those 2 Okiror, better ask Eddie 😉
        Being reported Aouar is ours….
        If we can shift a few more, I’m praying we’ll secure TP by the end of the window!!!
        As for Zaha, I’d love nothing more, but can’t see it happening…

  3. Aouar is ours? damn, not so sure cos it isn’t done yet. imo if we can’t get Partey let’s before Friday get Diawara and Aouar and if we can get some players out then I’d like us to sign said Benhrama that guy is sweet to watch

  4. We may be successful in moving on the likes of Torreria, Socratis and Kolasinac but you can be assured that Ozil will be with us until his contract expires.

  5. Is there enough time and are there enough clubs willing to buy to shift out so many players? But anyway, please get Partey and Aouar.

  6. Me i predict 4 will leave on a permanent basis,and 2 will go out on loan.Among those to go on loan is Reiss Nelson

    Neither of Chambers and Holding is leaving

  7. Category I: Not Arsenal material:
    1. Xhaka
    2. Guendouzi
    3. Torreira
    4. Chambers
    Verdict: Sell to the lowest bidder

    Category II: Money needed for reinforcement
    1. Kolasinac
    2. Sokratis
    Verdict: Sell for as much as possible

    Category III: Stagnant careers (no sense of direction)
    1. M-Niles
    2. Bellerin
    Verdict: Sell to whomever is stupid enough to pay big bucks for them.

    Category IV: Loan out
    1. Holding
    Verdict: Insert sell clause (very difficult to improve his talent any further)

    1. AMN has a stagnant career? Got England callup a month ago and played in every one of our big matches towards end of season and was MOTM in several, haha! He literally priced out Wolves after his Community Shield performance.

  8. If Hassem’s transfer goes through, Arsenal should shift focus to Soumare and not even Partey..He is 21, has flair, speed, balance and agility..that kid is a gem

  9. Category V = nine players out and two in, that makes footballing sense I don’t think.

    Category vl = get kronkie to lose even more money on buying and selling players.

    We are not playing a video game here, what you suggest is impractible and impossible.

    1. @Ken1945
      9 players out and 2 in makes perfect sense.
      we have a squad of close to 35 players so WE NEED to trim that down to the 25 or as close as possible

  10. Sometimes I wonder how the decision makers come about thier decisions at Arsenal. If I were to choose between Aouar and Partey I would 100% go for Partey. But the club is going to buy Aouar . We need steel in the mid field and Partey offers us that. He also has a good passing range and can also be creative at times. We could beat the smaller teams with Aouar but when it comes to the bigger teams we need steel to be able to cope with their attack.

  11. Players have contracts . Its absolute nonsense to say get rid of this player or that for this much or for what we can get. If a player does not want to leave, then the club cannot force him to do so. Obviously, if a player sees an advantage in moving then he will move. The older players mentioned on this thread are the ones least likely to move because they have no clubs interested in them and even if there were they would likely take a massive pay drop. Funny thing is if I were in their shoes I would not move either.

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