Arsenal players are not as coveted by other clubs as they once were.
How times have changed. There was a time when players who can’t make Arsenal’s first team would be the targets of most another team in England. Not now though.
Granit Xhaka recently fell out with Arsenal fans and it appears his Arsenal career may be over. Not too long ago clubs would have been queuing up to sign him in the next transfer window.
However, this time even a club like Newcastle United have their fans turning against them for wanting to sign Granit Xhaka.
I have just finished reading an article on This is Futbol where they highlighted tweets from the Toon Army in response to Xhaka being linked with them. They were not exactly excited at the prospect.
This is not the first time the Gunners have struggled to sell players. During the summer transfer window, Arsenal was looking to flog Ozil, but the German had very few suitors.
This is such a sad indictment of the quality of players at the Emirates as seen by other clubs and their fans.
Lucas Torreira was one of the best midfielders at the last World Cup in Russia and when we signed him ahead of other suitors, it appeared as if we had signed a massive talent.
However, after just one season, he can’t get into the team and surely his value to other clubs has now dropped.
It is hard to find a player who has become better under Unai Emery recently, but it is easy to find players who are unwanted by most teams including Newcastle United.