Arsenal May Offload These 6 Players To Ease Mikel Arteta’s Transfer Business This Summer
The Gunners are expected to complete the acquisitions of Martin Odegaard and Aaron Ramsdale this week, bringing their total summer spending to an all-time high of £130 million.
Although the Gunners are still on the lookout for a new right-back and a striker, they will need to raise revenue through sales and reduce their pay bill first in order to be able to fund fresh signings.
It’s been a challenging timeframe.
“In the next week or so, there will almost certainly be a flurry of activity.
Arsenal may decide to offload these six players if the current situation continues to worsen.
1. Hector Bellerin
It was under Arsene Wenger’s tenure as head coach that the veteran right defender made his debut appearance in the first team, and he has since gone on to become the club’s captain.
Several reports have stated that the Spaniard is looking forward to a new challenge this season after having his career hampered by injury troubles in recent years, which has limited his growth. Photo Credit: The Mirror
It is believed that Bellerin would attract interest from teams in La Liga and Serie A as a result of his salaries, which could prevent him from achieving his dream of becoming a professional footballer. A loan exit and a potential obligation to purchase are two possible exit routes for Bellerin.
Because of the high level of mutual respect that exists between the player and the club, an exit is likely to be facilitated.
2. Alexandre Lacazette
Despite Arsenal’s desire to bring in a new striker, the club’s ability to do so will be contingent on Alexandre Lacazette departing the club this summer.
Lacazette joined Arsenal from Lyon for a club-record £46.5million in the summer of 2017. He has scored a decent 65 goals in his four seasons at the Emirates, but there is a sense that he fell just short of being the player who would take the club to the next level. Photo Credit: The Mirror
Aubameyang’s arrival at Arsenal a few months later overshadowed Lacazette’s entrance to the club. Prior to joining Arsenal, Lacazette had a pre-contract deal with Atletico Madrid, which was terminated due to the Spanish club’s transfer ban.
The 30-year-old would still be in high demand in other parts of Europe, but collecting a transfer fee will be a difficult task.
The departure of Alexandre Lacazette would clear the way for the arrival of a new striker at Arsenal.
3. Lucas Torreira
Lucas Torreira, a Uruguayan midfielder who joined the club from Sampdoria in 2018, has made 89 first-team appearances for the club in two seasons.
A year after falling out of favour under Mikel Arteta, the feisty midfielder was sent out on loan to Atletico Madrid, where he played just a supporting part in the club’s La Liga title triumph. Photo Credit: The Mirror
A move to Boca Juniors had been proposed earlier in the summer, but it does not appear to be viable, and Arsenal are now trying to find a long-term home for the 25–year–old midfielder.
4. Sead Kolasinac
After falling completely out of favor at Arsenal under Mikel Arteta, Sead Kolasinac spent the second part of last season on loan at Schalke, where he was powerless to prevent the club from being relegated from the Bundesliga.
The Bosnian full-back played over 100 games in his first three seasons at Arsenal, but the arrivals of Kierney and Nuno Tavares have reduced his role to that of a supporting character. Photo Credit: The Mirror
Any proposals for the defender in the next two weeks are likely to be considered by the club, who will most likely accept any reasonable deal.
The Brazilian forward scored just one goal in his first season with Arsenal, where he had signed a three-year deal following his release from Chelsea.
For the former Shakhtar Donestk star, the Gunners are shelling out more than £7million every season in salary, and his departure would drastically reduce the club’s financial obligations for the upcoming season.
An agreement to transfer to Major League Soccer club Inter Miami was said to have fallen through due to the Brazilian’s wage demands, which will be a huge stumbling block in any early exit from the club. Photo Credit: The Mirror
6. Runar Alex Runarsson
The Icelandic international goalkeeper made only six first-team appearances for Arsenal, including one in the Premier League. He was also a member of the Icelandic national team.
Aaron Ramsdale’s impending arrival will push him further down the pecking order, and he appears to be on the verge of being released less than a year after coming from Ligue 1 club Dijon.
The 26-year-old was never considered a first-choice at the Emirates, but he is yet another player who has fallen short of expectations during his time at the club.