There have only been a couple of arrivals at Aersenal this summer, with Alexandre Lacazette and Saed Kolasinac being brought in very early, but we still have many players on the books that need to be sold to make room for further buys.
The ones that definitely will be leaving include: Jenkinson, Debuchy, Chambers, Gibbs and Lucas Pérez, while Jack Wilshere is also likely to be snapped up after playing very well last night, although that may be a loan if Wenger asks him to sign a contract extension before deadline day.
There seems to be problems moving on most of these simply because they are already on such massive wages at Arsenal, but there is very little room for them to playing if they stay and we could certainly do with reducing our wage bill with these departures, even if we can’t get large transfer fees from the sales.
The more worrying possible departures are of course Alexis Sanchez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mesut Ozil, all of whom are in the last year of their contracts along with Jack Wilshere, although it is looking increasingly like none of them is interested in extending their contracts and will be able to leave for free next summer.
Arsene Wenger has consistently said that he will make them honour their contracts until next summer, but there is a very large amount of money at stake here which could be used to buy suitable replacements so is it really sensible to let them leave for free next year?
For me I think we won’t be able to sell Debuchy or Jenkinson, who will just play in U23s this season if at all, and Gibbs may be allowed to run his contract down as a reward for his loyalty. Perez and Chambers are definitely sellable, and Wishere will be going out somewhere. I don’t think that Wenger will be able to hold on to Alexis Sanchez, but Ozil and the Ox will run down their contracts.
So I’m saying four will be leaving on deadline day. What do you think?