Arsenal are preparing for a huge summer overhaul, offloading up to 10 first-team stars to fund their ambitious £170m signings of Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo.
- Arsenal are reportedly planning to sell up to 10 first-team players this summer to fund the signings of Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo.
- Manager Mikel Arteta has been given the green light for a significant summer spending spree despite recent challenges in the Premier League.
- Arteta is also eyeing two new defenders and an additional attacker, with potential interest in Raphinha, Moussa Diaby, and Chelsea’s Mason Mount.
Arsenal, are reportedly plotting a major summer clearout to fund the ambitious £170m acquisitions of Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo.
Despite a recent stumble in their title pursuit, the Gunners’ management has reportedly given manager Mikel Arteta the approval for an extensive summer spree.
Arteta’s ambitious transfer targets
Arteta is eager to reinforce his midfield line-up and has marked West Ham’s Rice and Brighton’s Caicedo as the prime candidates.
The Spanish manager’s ambitious targets could cost the Gunners a hefty £170m, but it doesn’t end there.
Arteta is also eyeing two new defenders and an additional attacker to boost his team’s depth.
Potential returns and new additions
In a bid to fortify their attacking prowess, Arsenal may renew their interest in Raphinha, who previously rejected them in favour of Barcelona.
Bayer Leverkusen’s winger Moussa Diaby and Chelsea’s Mason Mount, who is currently contemplating his contract, are also on Arteta’s radar.
Player sales to fund massive summer recruitment
To fund this summer recruitment drive, The Times suggests that player sales will be crucial. Arteta is hoping to generate £100m from player sales to strengthen the club’s financial standing.
Notable departures on the horizon
Several big names could potentially be exiting the Emirates this summer. The most notable is club-record signing Nicolas Pepe, currently on loan at Nice, and he’s expected to be up for sale. Granit Xhaka is another big name seems certain to leave with a Bundesliga return with Bayer Leverkusen agreed.
Despite his impressive form on loan at Reims, Folarin Balogun might also be sold. Other players Arteta might look to offload include Kieran Tierney, Emile Smith Rowe, Rob Holding, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Nuno Tavares, and Cedric Soares.