Selling these three players will fund new signings by Martin
In the January transfer window Arsenal brought in just one new signing and that was only a loan in the shape of Denis Suarez, who came in from Barcelona and it is unthinkable that we will not strengthen in the summer.
However, it is being reported everywhere that there are financial restrictions preventing Unai Emery from splashing the cash in the same manner that our top six rivals are able to do, well, apart from Spurs maybe.
So, if there are financial restrictions and we do need to strengthen the squad then we have two options, bring through a few youngsters or sell players to fund new acquisitions.
Bringing through a couple of youngsters is a good thing of course and should be done as standard regardless of what we do in the transfer market and in all reality blooding a few youth players will not be enough to compete for the title when your opponents are spending tens of millions on established experience proven players.
That leaves selling players and lucky for us there are at least three players that we could offload that should raise a healthy amount of money.
The 27-year-old has never really made the breakthrough at Arsenal, has he? and he is not what you would categorise as a world class player but he is English and that carries a premium in today’s crazy transfer market and you have to think we could get a tidy sum for him.
What a let down he has been and to think that he cost us £35 Million, no way will we get that amount back but he would surely be snapped up for £20 Million.
More was expected from Elneny but he has failed to live up to his billing, he barely features and let’s be honest, he would not be missed.
Selling those three players could raise close to £50 Million and reduce the wage bill somewhat, it would enable us to bring in at least one top class player, possibly even two and that can only be a positive thing.