Arsenal are reportedly putting their six first-team players for sale this summer as Mikel Arteta eye additions in several key positions after a disappointing campaign.
The Gunners crashed out of Europa League semi-final at the hand of Villarreal, and with Mikel Arteta’s men sitting ninth position on league standings, their hopes of qualifying for European football next season remains doubt.
As a result of that the club owner American billionaire Stan Kroenke had promising more funding this summer, after recent protest following the club involved in launch Super League competition.
However, despite the owner promising more funding to strengthened Mikel Arteta’s squad ahead of next season, the club are putting six senior players for sale.
According to The football.london, Lucas Torreira, Sead Kolasinac, Matteo Guendouzi along Bernd Leno, Hector Bellerin and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are putting for sale by the Gunners.
Torreira, who is current season on loan at Atletico Madrid, is desperate to return to South America with Boca Juniors this summer for personal reasons.
Sead Kolasinac, who spent the season with Schalke amongst six senior players are putting for sale, after failed to impressed following the arrival of Kieran Tierney.
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Matteo Guendouzi is currently with Hertha Berlin in Germany after a falling out at the Emirates and his return to Emirates next season remains doubt as Gunners want to cash on Frenchman.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles left Arsenal with an eye on securing regular first-team football, and has been impressive at West Brom.
His switch to The Baggies on permanent deal remains doubt after they getting relegated this season, but a numbers of club in England expressed their interest in signing the Englishman, who capable of operate in several positions on the pitch.
Hector Bellerin, who made three assists and scoring one in 31 appearances across all competitions this season, amongst senior players that are available in market this summer.
Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and AC Milan have reportedly expressed interest in signing the 26-year-old, who joined the club as a youngster from Barcelona way back in 2011.
Bernd Leno has been amongst the senior players that likely to depart at Emirates this summer, following a disappointing display in several occasions.
The 29-year-old goalkeeper has conceded more goals that he would’ve hoped across his 32 league outings this season. As a result Mikel Arteta’s side are reportedly not interested in services of German star and they’re already find a potential replacement for him.
Starting from potential replacement for Bernd Leno, Mikel Arteta’s side are identified Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana as primary target.
Report by Goals claimed that week, the Gunners are positioned themselves in bids to land him if his appeal against a 12-month ban is successful.
The reports explain in details that the Gunners have held a long-term interest in the goalkeeper, with the club contacting his representative in January, however, expected launch a region of £7million on Cameroon star in summer if his appeal against a 12-month ban is successful.
Arsenal are in market for right-back since Hector Bellerin putting for sale and they’re Identified Real Betis’s Emerson Royal, Inter Milan’s Achraf Hakimi and Brighton defender Tariq Lamprey are potential replacement of Spanish star.
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Strengthened of middle of park in upcoming summer transfer window are Gunners priority and with Dani Ceballos and Martin Odegaard set to return to their parents club at the end of the season, Mikel Arteta’s side are linked with alot talented midfielders that can helping them back to were the club belong.
Norwich City playmaker Emiliano Buendia, who has been heavily linked with a move to Emirates in January remains primary target while Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Julian Brandt is also monitoring by the Gunners chief.
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Brighton star Yves Bissouma amongst their wishlist alongside Real Betis midfielder Guido Rodriguez, who has been in excellent form since arrived in Spain.
Finally in attack, Manor Solomon, who has even been compared to Eden Hazard due to technique of playing out wide or as a number 10 role, amongst wishlist of Mikel Arteta target to bolster his attacking options ahead of second full season in charge of London club.
Nabil Fekir, Houssem Aouar was also monitoring by the Gunners chief long Moussa Dembele, who’s on loan at Atletico Madrid.
Eddie Nketiah, Alexandre Lacazette, Willian, Joe Willock are also likely to depart from Emirates in upcoming summer transfer window.