Which Arsenal players still need to be sold or loaned out?

Now that Arsenal is taking shape, what happens to the deadwoods in the team? By Sylvester Kwentua

Hello friends, it is becoming clearer now what Arteta’s first team looks like. Gradually, we are beginning to see certain players featuring regularly in games, and this is good, especially for unity and bonding sake. From the defence to the midfield to the attack, we are starting to have an idea of who Arteta prefers.
However, in as much as we are starting to have a semblance of what Arteta’s first team looks like, we should be able to have an idea of what his second team looks like, and after that, we also need to decide what we will do with players that won’t feature at all in Arteta’s plans.
Attack: In the attack, we have Aubameyang, Lacazette, Nketiah, Martinelli and Balogun. For Aubameyang and Lacazette, they seem to feature heavily in the gaffer’s plans this season. Nketiah, Martinelli and Balogun seem to be struggling for playing time and if their situations are not likely to change, then it is only wise that they should be allowed to go somewhere for regular playing time. They also need to be loaned or released in order to save money for Arsenal. What’s the use of paying players who may not play in the course of the season?
Midfield: Something tells me Xhaka would be sold in the summer. He has been having an on and off relationship with Arsenal for a while now. Whenever he plays, he plays with his heart, but his occasional bad tackles on the field has led to Arsenal being penalized several times. He may just be allowed to go try his luck in another club. Smith-Rowe, Odegaard, Party and Lokonga are looking like sure bets in Arteta’s team, as long as he remains manager of Arsenal.
Defence: Bellerin and Chambers may be allowed to go elsewhere in the summer to seek greener pastures. Apart from these two, every other defender in the team right now seems safe. In the goalkeeping department, I fear that Leno may also be released, but that will depend on Arsenal getting another goalkeeper first.
All what I am trying to say is that it is time for Arsenal to start acting like a big club and axe players who are just earning big bucks in the club, while making little or no impact.
Who do you think should be allowed to leave?
We are Arsenal and proud.
Sylvester

12 Comments

  1. Ayodeji Obe says:

    Kolasinac,Nketia,Elneny,Cedric Soares ,Leno and Pepe

    1. foreverinourshadows says:

      Leno to stay, need a backup keeper, the rest yes along with Aubamayang

  2. gotanidea says:

    We might loan out some players in January, but I don’t think we can sell anybody

    Selling 24+ years old superstars is more difficult nowadays. Lacazette, Dembele, Coutinho and Pogba can’t be sold easily due to their wage demands, injury history, performance and/or age

    I think Lacazette is going to be another big financial loss to us. We must make sure Pepe gives us a decent ROI

  3. Jim wall says:

    Leno
    Cedric
    Chambers
    Mari
    Kolas
    Elneney
    Xakai
    Pepe
    Nekitha
    Sell or release all of them over the next few windows..

    1. Neil says:

      Well Jim..there is over £100mn..maybe £150mn…of transfer fees plus their wages in the players you mentioned…and none of them are guaranteed 1st football

      What could we buy with those funds ?

      1. Jim wall says:

        Would love Neil…
        A proper center forward
        A cazorla type midfielder
        As backup we need a no 2 rb..

    2. Havyn says:

      Pepe should not be sold he’s young and can improve. Arsene Wenger was good at improving and changing roles of players.

      AW turned Kolo Toure from a midfielder to a CB
      He also did same to Lauren, from CM to RB.
      RVP from LW to CF

      Pepe used to play CF in France and lots of goals but Arteta don’t use him there. Last season Pepe scored 16 goals in all competitions.

      Chambers does well as a DM as well but Arteta don’t want to see it.

      Arteta is not developing Pepe well, Pepe will perform better at CF.

  4. Buddy says:

    OUTS
    Aubameyang
    Xhaka
    holding
    Kola
    Bellerin
    Toreira
    Elneny-
    Nketiah-
    Mari-
    Odegaard- Yes Odegaard, not all transfers work out, He should be Offered to Sociedad plus cash in exchange for Alex Isak
    Chambers- His neither a cb or a Rb, and since there’s no place in Dm for him.. then let him go..

    STAY
    Pepe- would keep him, his not as bad as people make him up to be, atleast a squad player at best..

    Leno- Has to stay, especially if we get European football, we won’t find a better number 2 in the whole of Europe.

    Cedric- I will keep him, cos IMO he is better than Bellerin

    1. Loose Cannon says:

      Wish to add
      Laca as he has never been a 15+ EPL goals/season
      Martenelli, nothing special just running along the pitch with a big mouth
      Guendozi, big big big ego
      Leno to go if we get our Mat Ryan back permanently.
      Mikel needs better, we need better players.

      1. Kenya 001 says:

        Martinelli, nothing special just running the pitch with a big mouth! Judging by your name I have nothing to add except maybe you haven’t seen that boy play much to give such assessment, plus boy is an absolute gem and I like his constant pressing.

    2. Ebuca says:

      I agree with you but Pepe has to….holding,Chambers,Mari,xhaka,elneny,Niles,Pepe,odegaard,nketiah,aubemeyang….bring a new center back and brink saliba and Ballard back from loan,bring in a new defensive midfielder and bring back azzeez from loan,bring in a wide stronger attacker and a point man

  5. gunnerforlife says:

    Kola, Elneny, Xhaka, Belerin, Torreira and Nketiah must either be sold or loaned out asap.

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