Arsenal aren’t finished in the transfer window but before they can bring in any more players, they have quite a few they need to move on.

Arsenal Maitland-Niles Roma
Arsenal’s Maitland-Niles lands in Rome

Arsenal have completed quite a lot of deals already this summer but when it comes to collecting fees for players, they aren’t the best at it.

So far, they’ve sold Bernd Leno for an initial £3m (it might make it to £8m but that requires Fulham to avoid relegation for two seasons, something they haven’t done since 2014).

Matteo Guendouzi was also sold for a price below his market value, as was Konstantinos Mavropanos.

Some other small fees have also been picked up for youth players but, looking at the list of who is for sale and, perhaps more importantly, who wants to buy them, there isn’t much money to come in, regardless.

Runar Alex Runarsson

Runar Alex Runarsson with OH Leuven (Photo via Leuven on Twitter)
Runar Alex Runarsson with OH Leuven (Photo via Leuven on Twitter)

He clearly has no future at Arsenal and should never have been signed in the first place, but can we get rid of him?

Another loan seems likely rather than a sale to recoup any of the £1.8m Arsenal spent to buy him.

The 27yo still has two years left on his current Arsenal deal.

Current value: £1.08m / Cost: £1.8m

Hector Bellerin

Real Betis' Spanish defender Hector Bellerin reacts while sitting on the pitch at the end of the Spanish league football match between Real Betis and Granada FC at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, on May 15, 2022. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP via Getty Images)
Real Betis’ Spanish defender Hector Bellerin reacts while sitting on the pitch at the end of the Spanish league football match between Real Betis and Granada FC at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, on May 15, 2022. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP via Getty Images)

Hector wants to go back to Real Betis and Real Betis really want him but they can’t afford him and would quite like Arsenal to let him leave for much less than he is worth.

Current value: £18m / Cost: £450k

Cedric

Cedric Soares (Photo via Soares on Twitter)
Cedric Soares (Photo via Soares on Twitter)

Nobody is even being linked with Cedric, so we do have to ask the question are we even trying to sell him?

We should be. We are, aren’t we?

Current value: £5.4m / Cost: £9m

Pablo Mari

FLORENCE, ITALY: Pablo Mari' of Udinese Calcio celebrates after scoring a goal during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and Udinese Calcio at Stadio Artemio Franchi on April 27, 2022. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)
FLORENCE, ITALY: Pablo Mari’ of Udinese Calcio celebrates after scoring a goal during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and Udinese Calcio at Stadio Artemio Franchi on April 27, 2022. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

Mari does at least have a few suitors but, again, they are cash-strapped sides that want loans.

Current value: £4.5m / Cost: £7.2m loan fee + £5.4m (£12.6m)

Lucas Torreira

FLORENCE, ITALY: Lucas Sebastián Torreira Di Pascua of ACF Fiorentina in action during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and Venezia FC at Stadio Artemio Franchi on April 17, 2022. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)
FLORENCE, ITALY: Lucas Sebastián Torreira Di Pascua of ACF Fiorentina in action during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and Venezia FC at Stadio Artemio Franchi on April 17, 2022. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

In perhaps the most shocking development of the summer, Galatasaray look like they might finally be about to pay real cash money for an Arsenal player. Usually, they just prefer to see their name linked with Arsenal players they have no intention of signing because they have no cash. A deal is believed to be agreed for around €7.5m.

Current value: £18m / Cost: £25.79m

Ainsley Maitland-Niles

Roma's English midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles chest controls the ball during the Italian Serie A football match between AS Roma and Cagliari on January 16, 2022 at the Olympic stadium in Rome. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP) (Photo by FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP via Getty Images)
Roma’s English midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles chest controls the ball during the Italian Serie A football match between AS Roma and Cagliari on January 16, 2022 at the Olympic stadium in Rome. (Photo by FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP via Getty Images)

It’s clear that Mikel Arteta isn’t a fan of Maitland-Niles but there has also been very little gossip around him.

With his contract expiring next season, a decision to sell or renew needs to be taken but I can’t imagine Ainsley wanting to agree a new deal at this point unless he receives assurances around his future at the club, which he isn’t going to get.

Current value: £9m / Cost: £0

Reiss Nelson

Feyenoord's forward Reiss Nelson attends the UEFA Europa Conference League semi-final second leg football match between Feyenoord and Olympique de Marseille (OM) Feyenoord stadium de Kuip in Rotterdam,on April 28, 2022. (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images)
Feyenoord’s forward Reiss Nelson attends the UEFA Europa Conference League semi-final second leg football match between Feyenoord and Olympique de Marseille (OM) Feyenoord stadium de Kuip in Rotterdam,on April 28, 2022. (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images)

Similarly, it has been relatively quiet on the Reiss Nelson front.

There were some reports at the start of the window when he first returned from his loan with Feyenoord, but there has been little since.

Current value: £5.85m / Cost: £0

Nicolas Pepe

Ivory Coast's forward Nicolas Pepe reacts after scoring a shot in a penalty shoot-out during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 round of 16 football match between Ivory Coast and Egypt at Stade de Japoma in Douala on January 26, 2022. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP) (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images)
Ivory Coast’s forward Nicolas Pepe reacts after scoring a shot in a penalty shoot-out during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 round of 16 football match between Ivory Coast and Egypt at Stade de Japoma in Douala on January 26, 2022.  (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images)

Is he going? Is he staying? Arsenal want to sell him but can they find a buyer who will pay him wages that make him leave?

His latest comments sounded more like a man ready for another season at the club more than anything else.

Current value: £22.5m / Cost: £72m

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