Three Arsenal stars missed training, sparking exit rumours

Arsenal has been busy making additions to their first team in this transfer window. The Gunners will likely sign more players before the window closes in October.

While they look to add new players to their team, the Gunners are also likely to sell some of their current players.

A number of those players have been told that they can leave, but who exactly will leave the Emirates before the transfer window closes remains unclear.

Ahead of their closed-door friendly game against Aston Villa, TalkSport reported that some players whose future remain uncertain missed the club’s training.

The report claims that Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Lucas Torreira and Emile Smith Rowe all missed the training session.

Sokratis is one player that looks very close to leaving the Emirates. Napoli is reportedly keen to sign the Greek defender and the Gunners will let him leave them for the right price (Standard).

Torreira is another player who might make a return to the Italian top-flight having joined Arsenal from Sampdoria in 2018 (Metro).

Smith Rowe spent the second half of last season on loan at Huddersfield Town and Mikel Arteta was expected to keep him in his team this summer.

But the Gunners have been making signings and he might be sent out on loan again to gain more playing time.

Tags Emile Smith Rowe Lucas Torreira Sokratis


  1. If Smith – Rowe goes out on Loan again its a massive shame !! the guy is quality and needs to be involved with the first team !! by sending him out on loan will kill his confidence and probably mean him not wanting to stay at the club !! and that would be a massive loss to the future of the club !! the rest of the players in this article can go when ever they so wish !!

    1. We should be sending Joe willock out on loan instead of ESR, I’m yet to see what willock actually brings to the team.

      1. i concur with that. sell or send willock out on loan. he has had his opportunity he has not taken it. give Emily Smith Rowe a chance he deserves it.

      2. Joe W is just like Laca a presser, very important after 60 min mark when teams are pressing us for an equaliser or a win. Send in Joe W and we push and pin them back in their half. MA will need different players with different qualities for different scenarios.

        So guys stop saying some players are not important.

  2. I like Smith and I think his best position is the # 10 position behind the striker. I think Arteta wants to give him more time. The fact that Ozil might stay for the last year isnt gonna help Smith. I always saw Smith as the guy to take Ozil’s position after he leaves. So lets blame Ozil here. He doesn’t want to leave lol. If we also sign the Lyon midfielder and/or Partey , there is no space in the midfield right now for Smith until Ozil leaves. We need Willock. He is a box to box player and he’s very versatile and more physical that Smith. We need strength in the midfield. Apparently Torreria is allowed to leave because he’s “small”.

    1. definitely Nelson. willock has not brought anything to the table. Nelson is by far a better player. give Nelson more playing time. i would transfer list Willock.

  3. If we sign Aourar it’s best for everyone if ESR go out on loan to a premuer league club, Newcastle, Southampton,crystal palace. These teams will give him game time and u trust their respective managers. Having ceballos,Aourar(possibly), wiilian,ozil, it becomes impossible to accommodate ESR, Because he won’t see game time and it’s not good for his development.
    If him going out on loan to a premier league club to toughen him up a little and get a taste of what lies ahead, I’m all up for it.

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