After making 55 employees redundant, Arsenal are resorting to get rid of players in a bid to cash in on 100 million pounds.
There have been some huge names linked with Arsenal this summer, who managed to land Willian as their first signing. The influx of players will not only shape the club’s future but also possibly earn them a Champions League spot in the seasons to come.
As per Football London, the Gunners are planning to make a move on their transfer links and with Mikel Arteta told by the board that he must sell before he can buy, he is planning to offload as many as six players. Should the sales happen, an inflow of 100 million pounds is expected.
The players rumoured to be on the offloading list are Matteo Guendouzi, Sead Kolasinac, Shkodran Mustafi, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Mohamed Elneny and Lucas Torreira. With their sights set on the expensive moves for Philippe Coutinho and Thomas Partey, the north London side must raise a significant amount in order to bid for the La Liga duo.
Sporting Lisbon’s Joelson Fernandes, Justin Kluvert of Roma and Gabriel Maghalaes of Lille are also linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium for the next season.
It has to be mentioned that the six players mentioned either don’t exactly have much of a role to play in Arteta’s plans or have fallen down the pecking order. Hence, it will not be much of a hassle for Arteta to offload them and go after his priority in Partey, who stands above Coutinho. Another thing that the Spaniard would be looking is to make money off Mesut Ozil whose contract has put a major dent on their war-chest. He is one of the highest earning players with a 450,000 pounds per week contract.
Arsenal will be playing the UEFA Europa League after they managed to sneak in by the barest of margins, when they defeated Chelsea 2-1 in the FA Cup final, despite having finished eighth in the Premier League. This marks the first trophy for Arteta and the 14th FA Cup for the club, overall. Since they will be featuring in European football next season, it comes off as a good news to their key targets.