Mikel Arteta could sell as many as nine players to raise transfer funds

The Daily Mail claims that Mikel Arteta will have to sell as many as nine of his current first-team players to raise funds for his next transfer spree.

The Spaniard has just won the FA Cup and also qualified for the Europa League next season.

That achievement has boosted his transfer kitty, but he knows that he will need more money and the report claims that he is willing to sacrifice some of his first-team players to achieve that.

The Mail names a number of players as possible departures from the Emirates and some were even important in the club’s run to winning the FA Cup.

Hector Bellerin and Alexandre Lacazette are two of the top players on the list with the report claiming that Arteta will let either of them go if a sizeable offer is received.

Lacazette now shares the striker role with Eddie Nketiah, and if he leaves the Englishman should be able to replace him.

Bellerin has seen his performances drop in recent seasons and the club has signed Cedric Soares who can replace him in the long-term with Ainsley Maitland-Niles supporting him.

Sokratis, Matteo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Sead Kolasinac — as well as Shkodran Mustafi and Rob Holding are other players that the report claims might be sold.

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9 Comments

  1. Eddie Hoyte says:

    He’s really planning to rebuild the squad, selling Sokratis, Matteo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Sead Kolasinac, Holding and Elneny would be fantastic if we can raise a good sum

    1. AY75 says:

      I’d like us to keep Torreira as back up if we sign Partey though…. he could also partner him against tough opponents

  2. Shortboygooner says:

    Only player out of that list I might keep is holding. The rest goodbye 👋. The sooner the better. Get some quality in

  3. Top Gunner says:

    Xhaka and Ozil should be in that list. Gouendouzi, Lacazette, and Bellerin should be out of that list

    1. ACE says:

      I consider Laca, Bellerin and MG to
      be important, but certainly not
      IRREPLACEABLE players under MA.
      All three have had there moments
      over the past few seasons but just
      havent individually moved the
      needle enough IMHO.

      I cant imagine the majority of
      Arsenal fans wouldn’t celebrate
      if moving on all three would result
      in the arrivals of Partey, Coutinho
      and Noussair Mazraoui( young STUD)
      RB for Ajax).

  4. Mrcool says:

    Xhaka, Elneny, Micky, Ozil, Kolasinc, Socratic, Lacazeth, Toreira should be sold .

    They are all good players but not in arsenal level

  5. Bongomin says:

    I think Laca, Holding and Bellerin worth pardoning them for a season having been injuried for times! And Xhaka is an asset!

  6. RFrancis says:

    This will be a very tough transfer window, for various reasons. Expecting us to sell nine fringe players to significantly boost the transfer kitty at this time is not realistic.
    Teams with money to spend will come knocking in search of player exchanges and cut-price deals for Bellerin, Lacazette, Torreira and Guendozi; for the others, I am not sure.

  7. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

    I had times when I thought like what have hit them to bring Xhaka in 30+ millions but since Arteta, he has been really good and consistent. Currently, he is one of the best in Arsenal’s midfield. With Dani leaving, and Willock needing time, Matteo G. on the exit door I cannot see us selling Torriera without a great replacement.

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