Mikel Arteta is said to be considering a big clearout at Arsenal, and here we round up the players likely to leave during the summer transfer window.
Arsenal may not have had the end to the season they wanted, but it’s clear they are heading in the right direction.
The Gunners finished fifth this season, returning to Europe in the form of Europa League qualification.
That is easier said than done, though, and Arsenal will need to raise some money if they want to be bold in the summer market.
Fortunately for the Gunners, Arteta appears to have a plan for that, with The Sun reporting that Arsenal could offload as many as nine players this summer.
Here we run you through the players likely to leave, according to the report, and each player’s circumstances.
1. Matteo Guendouzi
Guendouzi has spent this season out on loan with Marseille, and he is not likely to return, at least not permanently.
Arteta fell out with the midfielder during his early days at the club, and it’s likely Arsenal will seek a permanent exit for the Frenchman this summer.
Marseille are said to be interested in a permanent deal.
2. Konstantinos Mavropanos
Mavropanos has made just seven Premier League appearances for Arsenal since his 2018 arrival.
We already know he will join Stuttgart on a permanent deal this summer having spent this season on loan with the Bundesliga club.
3. Hector Bellerin
Bellerin spent this season on loan with Real Betis, winning the Copa del Rey and finishing fifth in La Liga.
The Spaniard has already shown interest in returning, and Arsenal are said to be considering a summer sale, but Bellerin will have to return to the Emirates Stadium first, with Arteta claiming he is yet to make a decision.
4. Lucas Torreira
Torreira has spent this season out on loan with Fiorentina, and it seems likely the 26-year-old’s time at the Emirates Stadium will come to an end.
He could be one of the players who is given a chance to impress during pre-season, but amid a new contract for Mohamed Elneny, if Arsenal get a sensible offer, Torreira could well be sold.