Which players should Arsenal sell or keep at the end of this season?

When this season comes to an end, Arsenal is set to become one of the busiest English teams in the transfer market.

The Gunners had a quiet winter transfer window like most teams even though they were expected to be busy. It was smart of Mikel Arteta not to add too many new players, but there will most likely be a high turnover of players in the summer and I discuss those who should or shouldn’t leave at the end of the season.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The Gabonese attacker has been linked with a move away and there is a serious danger that if Arsenal doesn’t qualify for Europe this season he will leave.

He has been the club’s top scorer since he joined and the team would struggle without his goals.

Verdict: Stay

Mesut Ozil

The German has been on a decline for years and it seems like a big mistake now that Arsenal gave him a new deal.

If he doesn’t get better in the second half of the season then it would be better for the team to groom one of Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson.

Verdict: Leave

Alexandre Lacazette

He has been one of Arsenal’s best players since he joined, but strikers score goals and he can’t seem to do that now.

He also has the second half of the season to prove that he can replace Aubameyang should the Gabon star leave.

Verdict: Jury still out

Shkodran Mustafi

I have been greatly impressed by the recent form of Shkodran Mustafi and I think he has been better than Sokratis Papastatodopolous.

I think he has found the right manager for him and he should be given more years.

Verdict: Stay

The likes of Granit Xhaka, David Luiz and Lucas Torreira should be kept unless a good replacement is found.

The team should also look to get rid of the likes of Sead Kolasinac unless the Bosnian shows exceptional improvement.

An article from Ime

15 Comments

  1. hydrogen_afc says:

    Get rid of kolasinac??

    Tierney has been in and out of injuries since he joined us, saka isn’t a natural LB, kolasinac is good for a backup LB

    He should only be sold if arsenal can get a young promising LB who can step up at anytime if needed

  2. Robert Acedius says:

    Sell Mustafi, Xhaka, Ozil, Mkhitaryan and some more of “the dead meat”. Don’t be sentimental. If Arsenal should survive under the Kroenkes, there is no room for tears. “Butch” and sell. Feed the Market.

  3. Sunny says:

    Although I don’t want ,but we may be forced to sell Auba . Spend the whole money to get the RP lepiez center back Upmaco… Need to keep Laca..
    Sell Ozil 15 million. Miki 20 million, Sokrates 5Million, Mustafi 10million , Elmeny 5million. Total 50million. Buy a proper number 10 like Maddison or Grealish. Now with the additional funds buy Ndidi…
    The team will be good enough for top 4
    Leno.
    Ballerin Saliba Upamco Trienny
    Ndidi Xhaka.
    Pepe Garelish. Martenelli.
    Lacca.
    Now in this team the suspect will be on Lacca . But remember hewas our player of the year last season and he will come good any time soon so as Pepe. If not we have Nkeata and also Martenelli can play at the center..
    In defence we have high hopes on Pablo Mari. And Chambers also will come good. In midfield we got Torriera and no 10 we have Willow and Smith Row. In attach we have Nelson and Saka. Also the Greek guy who we sent on loan already have 2 man of the match award. Things look good if we invest properly.
    Sunny

    1. Robert Acedius says:

      To buy Upamecano is to lay all eggs in one basket. If you watched the Bayern Münich game you must have realised the mans shortcomings. He is big, clumsy and VERY slow. Fast forwards in PL will kill him. Minute 11, 40, 50, 53, 66, 80. Watch for study. In the first half he did a Mustafi (40), and in the second half he did a Xhaka (53). And we want to get rid of the mustafies and xhakas. Not buy a new one. A buy for £80m!!! Please. There are budget alternatives.

  4. GB says:

    Bit of a nothing article really. The headline says “Arsenal is (sic) set to become one of the busiest teams in the transfer market”, then lists one player to leave, (Ozil) and then we “should look to get rid of the likes of Kolasinac unless the Serbian shows exceptional improvement “. That really is busy!

    1. Sue says:

      For a start he’s Bosnian 😀

      1. GB says:

        Oops I missed that one but if anyone would know that it’s you😉

  5. Nifty says:

    We are always expected to have a busy transfer window

  6. Grandad says:

    Mustafi,Socratis,Luis,Mik,Ozil,Elneny ,Torreria and Xhaka are players who I do not consider to be of the calibre needed to take Arsenal back to the top.Selling this group will not be an easy task, and in the case of Ozil, it just will not happen.I recognise that Xhaka and Torreria have improved under Arteta ,but if we want to make a real impression in the EPL we need physical power, pace and energy in the boiler room.

    1. Francis says:

      Exactly

    2. SueP says:

      The trouble is as you say Grandad getting the players out, however, I’m not anti Torreira. Getting rid of these players requires replacements and I’m not sure that the management will support Arteta sufficiently. It’s where we are now under the present ownership

  7. Shakir says:

    We have a good manager in MA.We should back him and let him choose.

    OT
    If we are to keep the 4231 formation in the future,we need someone after ozil to be the 10.And i wished for hakim ziyech and thats not going to happen now😔

    1. Sue says:

      Gutted he’s going to Chelsea 👎

  8. jon fox says:

    KEEP MUSTAFI? GOOD GRIEF, NOW I HAVE HEARD EVERYTHING. I WONDER AT THE SANITY OF SOME ARTICLE WRITERS!

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