Arsenal plan to sell nine players in the transfer window to raise funds as Mikel Arteta plans on conducting a summer revamp
After disappointing displays at almost every competitive competition they have been involved in, Arsenal has managed to lift the FA Cup for a record 14th time. The Gunners are disappointed with their performance as they should be, and with newly appointed coach Mikel Arteta the club is going to change, and for the better.
The Spaniard has been quite impressive after his take over of the club, putting up some tactical displays, managing to beat the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City, but because of the inconsistency and poor performances of the players, the coach has struggled to get results.
Arteta planned to bring in new players but did not have the funds to make such moves, but after lifting the FA cup and getting an additional 30 million euros, the club has some space to work with and are looking to offload a total of around 9 players, according to reports.
The players on the list include ones who have fallen out with the coach and have not been up to par this season, with names like Sokratis, Matteo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Sead Kolasinac feature on the list. But the most surprising additions to the list are Alexandre Lacazette and Hector Bellerin, even after being regulars for the squad and performing comparatively well.
This, however, is a necessary decision for the betterment of the club as the sale of quality players would give the Gunners more room to work with while looking for suitable replacements and additions to the team. Currently, Arteta is looking to add Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey and Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos to the team, both of which would require a hefty amount of money to see through.
Arsenal is in dire need of a revamp to bring back the glory days, where the north London side were the favorites to win the league and was one of the strongest opponents to face. Mikel Arteta is trusted to carry out this job, and the Spaniard is already taking some bold decisions. It remains to be seen how things will pan out for the English side and whether they would compete for any trophies in the upcoming seasons.
Image Credits- (c) Alexander Lacazette