Arsenal set to offload ten first-team players

Arsenal are set to offload ten first-team players between next month and the summer, as the club set for a major overhaul, according to the Daily Mail.

The Gunners’ newly appointed head of recruitment Sven Mislintat, signed recently from Borussia Dortmund, has earmarked a number of new potential signings for the North Londoners.

With a number of players’ futures uncertain, Arsenal are looking to revamp their current squad.

Alexis Sanchez

The Chilean is a near certainty to leave ahead of next summer’s transfer window.

Sanchez is understood to have become a ‘disruptive figure off the field’, according to the Mail.

With the Chilean out of contract in the summer and showing no signs of a willingness to renew his contract, he set to leave either next month of in the summer.

Both Manchester clubs have been pursuing the forward, as well as French giants Paris Saint-Germain.

Mesut Ozil

The German’s contract at Arsenal is also up next summer and he too expected to leave between now and next summer.

Ozil has been refusing to sign the £235k-a-week deal currently on the table, instead hoping for a £300k-a-week deal.

Negotiations between the player and the club over a new deal are ongoing, but with little progression, he looks set to leave.

Manchester United are the club heavily targeting a move for Ozil, but the Spanish league leaders Barcelona are also interested.

Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck

With just one-year remaining on their current deals, the Gunners are hoping to get the pair tied down to new contracts.

As of now, new deals for Ramsey and Welbeck are uncertain, but the club are expecting to get both to sign new deals before having to listen to offers for either.

Jack Wilshere

Wilshere has just six months left on his current contract at Arsenal and is still awaiting a formal approach from the club over renewing.

The England international remains hopeful of staying at the Emirates, but with injuries continuing to plague his career, the club could move him on.

Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud

Both Walcott and Giroud are growing increasingly frustrated over their lack of first-team opportunities and could seek moves away.

Walcott is being targeted by both, his former club, Southampton and also Everton.

Meanwhile, the Frenchman Giroud is also a target for Everton who are looking to sign a new striker.

Mathieu Debuchy

Debuchy is also seeking a move away due to limited first-team opportunities.

The former Newcastle full-back has made just five appearances for the club this season, yet to feature in the Premier League.

Santi Cazorla

There are growing concerns over whether the Spaniard will play football again, let alone for the Gunners, as Cazorla continues to struggle with an Achilles injury.

Cazorla’s contract at Arsenal expires next summer.

Per Mertesacker

As of next season, the German central-defender is set to become part of the club’s academy in a coaching role.

Arsenal have already identified  Mainz’s Abdou Diallo and Wolfsburg’s Ohis Felix Uduokhai as replacements.


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