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 in training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)
Bernd Leno in training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)

Bernd Leno

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.

Rob Holding

A bit-part player, Rob Holding has played just 929 minutes this season and has played just five minutes in the last nine games.

Cedric

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

Mohamed Elneny’s contract is finally up this summer and the Egyptian’s six-year Arsenal adventure will come to an end.

Granit Xhaka celebrates after he scores to make it 1-1 during the Pre Season Friendly match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture credit should read: Paul Terry / Sportimage
Granit Xhaka celebrates after he scores to make it 1-1 during the Pre Season Friendly match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture credit should read: Paul Terry / Sportimage

Granit Xhaka

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.

Nicolas Pepe

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.

Alexandre Lacazette

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.

Eddie Nketiah

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.

Arsenal's Icelandic goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson comes on after Arsenal's German goalkeeper Bernd Leno leaves the field on being red carded during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on February 2, 2021. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)
Arsenal’s Icelandic goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson comes on after Arsenal’s German goalkeeper Bernd Leno leaves the field on being red carded during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on February 2, 2021. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

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.

Hector Bellerin

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.

Pablo Mari

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.

Konstantinos Mavropanos

Set to stay in Germany…possibly.

Lucas Torreira

Set to stay in Italy.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles

Not wanted by Roma and not wanted by Arsenal, this will be the summer Ainsley finally says his permanent goodbyes to Arsenal.

Matteo Guendouzi

His deal to leave is already set due to clauses in his loan agreement.

Reiss Nelson

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.

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