Arsenal have completed the sale of Theo Walcott this week, to go with previous sales of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Francis Coquelin, ridding our squad of players who have failed to live up to their potential, but who else needs to go?
Walcott joined Everton today in a supposed £20-25 Million deal depending on your sources, freeing up funds towards an expected overhaul of our playing squad, following other departures who are yet to be replaced,
Francis Coquelin last week left to join Valencia in a supposed £12 Million deal, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was also sold on deadline day last summer, without any replacement being brought in, and you would have to expect some players to be be added this month.
We also have some other players in our squad who are linked with the exit door, with current contract rebels Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil possible outgoings, but which other players are no longer deemed worthy of a regular run of action in our first-team?
Danny Welbeck is known to be thought highly of by manager Arsene Wenger, although he has had limited action in recent months, and his place in the squad is far from cemented in my opinion, although I don’t expect him to be sold this month at least.
Olivier Giroud is another one who could well find himself sold, especially if reports prove to be true connecting us with a move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The player’s arrival however could lead to change in formation to accommodate two strikers, which may increase the need of Giroud however.
Mohamed Elneny is another player who has been overlooked heavily this season, but you would think he will be needed unless more arrivals come in, especially following Le Coq’s departure.
Mathieu Debuchy is one who is not an important player for our side, but could well be thought of as a back-up for various defensive positions, and could well be needed should our injury numbers become a problem once again.
Who else should be offloaded/replaced this month? How many players need to be added to the squad following our recent departures?