Arsenal are set for another clear-out this summer as the club looks to finally get rid of the last of the deadwood, so what players look like they will be heading for the door?
Bernd Leno is too good to be a number two goalkeeper and wants to go to the World Cup with Germany. As such, he will be off. Arsenal already have his replacement signed in Matt Turner.
A bit-part player, Rob Holding has played just 929 minutes this season and has played just five minutes in the last nine games.
Although he’s been filling in for Takehiro Tomiyasu recently, Arsenal seem to be looking hard for another right-back option which would seem to spell the end for Cedric at Arsenal. He’ll probably remain on free kick duty until the end, however.
Mohamed Elneny’s contract is finally up this summer and the Egyptian’s six-year Arsenal adventure will come to an end.
Xhaka recently expressed a desire to stay with Arsenal until he wins ‘something special’. That seems unlikely to happen and the Swiss midfielder will be off this summer, providing Arsenal can get a fair market price for him.
It’s clear at this point that Mikel Arteta does not rate Nicolas Pepe and I think, had he not cost £72m, the club would have shipped him out already. Arsenal are expected to take a massive loss this summer on their club record signing.
Despite scoring just two goals from open play in the Premier League this season, Lacazette says he misses playing Champions League football. I’m not quite sure what makes him think he’s up to playing in the Champions League, but with his Arsenal deal up in the summer, it seems like he will be on his way.
Out of contract and out of his depth in the Premier League at Arsenal, Mikel Arteta says he wants him to stay but I don’t think that’s true. Another who will be off on a free.
Runar Alex Runarsson
We will probably never know what Arsenal saw in Runarsson that made them think he could play at this level, but if the club can find a buyer, he will be off.
It makes me sad how quickly we all forgot about Hector Bellerin. Still an Arsenal player, a permanent departure this summer seems the most likely outcome.
On loan with Udinese, Mari has already expressed a desire to remain in Italy and nobody at Arsenal has much of a desire to bring him back.
Set to stay in Germany…possibly.
Not wanted by Roma and not wanted by Arsenal, this will be the summer Ainsley finally says his permanent goodbyes to Arsenal.
His deal to leave is already set due to clauses in his loan agreement.
Another forgotten Arsenal youngster, Nelson took some time to find his way at Feyenoord and has played the full 90 just once in Eredivise. Out of contract with Arsenal next summer, expect a permanent deal this summer.