On Friday, the Sun claimed that nine players could be set for the exit door at Arsenal when the summer transfer window opens and with Online soccer odds you’d likely get a very good deal that they are right about all of them.

They also claim that Arsene Wenger will have £80m to spend, with a big chunk of it set aside for Granit Xhaka. With two defenders and a striker also said to be coming our way, a few will have to make room. Nine if you believe the Sun.

Let’s take a look at that and see how close they’ve called it.

Alex Oxalde-Chamberlain

Arsenal's English midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain receives medical treatment during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 1st leg football match between Arsenal and Barcelona at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 23, 2016. / AFP / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)
Down but probably not out AFP / JAVIER SORIANO

Rumoured to be a target of his old side, Southampton, the Ox has been in woeful form when not crippled by injury. It’s true his progression has stalled but I can’t see Wenger giving up on him just yet. Would the boss consider a loan? Possibly, but I expect the Ox to be an Arsenal player next season.

Verdict: WRONG

Theo Walcott

BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 26: (L to R) Phil Jagielka, Theo Walcott and Tom Heaton of England are seen on the bench during the International Friendly match between Germany and England at Olympiastadion on March 26, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
‘And they expected me to run all the way over there to get the ball’ (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

This is a tricky one. If it was up to the fans, he’s be a goner, but while Wenger has clearly fallen out with him for being rubbish, would he sell him? Part of me thinks he will but a larger part of me worries he’ll stand by him.

Verdict: Possibly correct

Kieran Gibbs

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Per Mertesacker and Kieran Gibbs of Arsenal run during a training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between Barcelona and Arsenal at London Colney on March 15, 2016 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND – MARCH 15: Per Mertesacker and Kieran Gibbs of Arsenal run during a training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between Barcelona and Arsenal at London Colney on March 15, 2016 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Gibbs is another whose future is hard to call. He’s coming to a time in his career when he needs to be playing and he’s too good for the bench. Will he get past Nacho Monreal? Not for another season or two. By that time, he’ll be 28.

Verdict: Possibly correct

Per Mertesacker

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The club vice captain is another who has fallen out of favour but I don’t think, with just one year left on his current deal, he will be discarded totally in the summer. His experience is invaluable as is his ability to fill the role of back-up centreback if Wenger has decided his time as first-choice is over.

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He’s still only 31, you know.

Verdict: Probably wrong

Mathieu Flamini

Arsenal's French midfielder Mathieu Flamini (L) vies with Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg football match FC Barcelona vs Arsenal FC at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 16, 2016. / AFP / JOSEP LAGO (Photo credit should read JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)
Arsenal’s French midfielder Mathieu Flamini (L) vies with Barcelona’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg football match FC Barcelona vs Arsenal FC at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 16, 2016. / AFP / JOSEP LAGO (Photo credit should read JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

He’s wants a new contract, he isn’t going to get one.

Verdict: CORRECT

Tomas Rosicky

Arsenal's Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 20, 2015. Sunderland held Arsenal to a 0-0 draw earning the Black Cats a valuable point that ensures their Premier League survival. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR LIVE SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Arsenal’s Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 20, 2015. Sunderland held Arsenal to a 0-0 draw earning the Black Cats a valuable point that ensures their Premier League survival. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS

Another who is out of contract in the summer, Wenger will want him to stay. Tom has already considered his future more than once. This window is the one I think we finally see him leave.

Verdict: CORRECT

Mikel Arteta

Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta attends a press conference ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group F football match between GNK Dinamo Zagreb and Arsenal FC at Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb on September 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)
Arsenal’s Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta attends a press conference ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group F football match between GNK Dinamo Zagreb and Arsenal FC at Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb on September 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Most likely to hang up his boots and move into coaching/management, the sounds around at present are making it seem very likely that he will have to move on to be able to do that.

Verdict: Probably correct

Mathieu Debuchy

Marseille's French midfielder Remy Cabella (L) vies with Bordeaux's French defender Mathieu Debuchy during the French L1 football match Marseille vs Bordeaux on April 10, 2016 at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, southern France. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT / AFP / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Marseille’s French midfielder Remy Cabella (L) vies with Bordeaux’s French defender Mathieu Debuchy during the French L1 football match Marseille vs Bordeaux on April 10, 2016 at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, southern France. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT / AFP / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

A no-brainer really. He expected to walk back into the side after his injuries which just shows how little attention he was paying to his replacement. Nothing is shifting Hector from that spot unless he decides to leave.

Verdict: CORRECT

David Ospina or Wojciech Szczesny

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Arsenal goalkeepers Wojciech Szczesny, Damian Martínez and David Ospina arrive for the Arsenal training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match against AS Monaco at London Colney on February 24, 2015 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Arsenal goalkeepers Wojciech Szczesny, Damian Martínez and David Ospina arrive for the Arsenal training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match against AS Monaco at London Colney on February 24, 2015 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Woj will go back on loan with Roma and David Ospina will stay as understudy to Petr Cech. I wouldn’t be surprised if part of the reason Wenger picked him against West Ham, even though Cech was fit, was to convince Ospina to stay in the summer. Then again, Dave might fancy himself as more than a bit-part player, in which case I don’t see Wenger putting up too much of a fight. If that happens, he will simply promote Emi Martinez to the first team in his place.

Verdict: Probably correct

The Sun’s Results out of 9:

  • 1 wrong
  • 3 correct
  • 5 hard to call for certain.