Arsenal Set to Sell Out Six First Team Players this Summer.


Arsene Wenger is planning a mass clearout at Arsenal in order to make way for new arrivals. According to insider sources, there are six players who he is going to send packing very soon.

Lukas Podolski is one out of the six players on this list. The 30-year-old has already completed a £2.9million transfer to Galatasaray last weekend. The move became necessary when it dawned on the German international that he will likely not play if he stays. Podolski's sale means that Arsenal have saved a weekly wage of £100 000 for an incoming player.

Another player who is likely to be sold is David Ospina. This guy took the number one spot in January at a time when Szczesny was being punished for his too many lapses in front of goal. He won the heart of many fans with his classy displays all through the season's second half and everyone expected him to continue in goal on a long term but the arrival of Petr Cech has dented that opportunity.

It will surely not work out so well if Wenger decides to keep three national team goalkeepers at Arsenal because any of them will get frustrated if not played regularly. It isn't even easy coping with two, so one [Ospina] will have to leave. Besiktas are reportedly weighing a £4million move for the Colombian.

Others expected to be shown the exit door are Yaya Sanogo, Carl Jenkinson and Joel Campbell. As for Jenkinson, a loan spell is being considered while Sanogo and Campbell may have to make permament moves as they have failed to make an impact at the Emirates.

Mathieu Flamini will be leaving for the second time, according to the Daily Sun. He will be available for as little as £1million.

The news that many of the men on the periphery of the squad are to leave the club is likely to please many Arsenal fans. Their departures will free up some extra funds that can be spent on arrivals’ fees or wages. Podolski for example, was earning £100 000 a week, yet spent much of the first half of last season on the bench, while the second half was spent on loan at Inter Milan.

And while some of the group have been decent servants to the club over the years – Flamini especially – their influences are unlikely to help the side end their long wait for the Premier League crown.

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