It is highly likely that Arsenal will need to offload some players before the transfer window shuts, especially if they are to make any further signings.
This was more or less the opinion of credible journalist David Ornstein, who told BBC Radio 5 Live
“I think the Arsenal transfer business after this could be very limited because this will take a significant chunk out of their budget,” “Of course we know they’re still interested in Kieran Tierney of Celtic.
“The clubs need to come to an agreement on the structure of payments if that’s going to happen.
“Arsenal are pretty much at the asking price but not in the structure that Celtic want.
“Many fans and commentators will point out that they need to strengthen in central defence.
“I think Arsenal might need to see some departures now, even if they’re not big-name departures, to free up some finance to allow that to happen.
The question is, who will Arsenal sell?
I think it is safe to say that none of the big-name players will be sold, either because they are integral to the club or no other club is willing to pay the high wages.
So it seems it will be what you would categorise as fringe players.
I think one of the most vulnerable players must be Alex Iwobi, with Gabriel Martinelli, Dani Ceballos and almost certainly Nicolas Pepe joining it is hard to see where he would fit in.
I would also suggest that Nacho Monreal, Calum Chambers, Carl Jenkinson, Mohamed Elneny and Shkodran Mustafi would be sold if a deal can be done and of course, Laurent Koscielny will most likely be jettisoned
It would be ideal if someone like Henrikh Mkhitaryan was shipped out but as with Ozil, his wages are just too high to attract clubs.
So there you have it, in my opinion, the most likely departures will come from Alex Iwobi, Nacho Monreal, Calum Chambers, Carl Jenkinson, Mohamed Elneny, Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny.