Saturday, June 15, 2024

5 Players Arsenal Must Sell In Order To Challenge For The Premier League

Whether you’re Wenger In or Wenger Out, the one thing that is clear to see is Arsenal’s transfer policy still isn’t working.

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Despite making landmark signings like Shkodran Mustafi and Granit Xhaka last summer, not enough is being done within the club to change things.

The fans have been calling on the club officials to pull out all of the stops during the upcoming transfer window in order to compete for the Premier League title.

However, whilst that sounds fairly easy to say, these days getting the right player takes a mountain of work, both financially and ethically, to complete.

If Arsenal stand any real chance of signing established, world class players then they must get rid of the deadwood this summer! Here’s who I believe needs to get the boot:

1 – Carl Jenkinson

Hardly a surprise that I’m kicking off with this one, but Jenkinson already has his bags packed when it comes to getting out of Arsenal this summer.

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The baby-faced 25-year-old fulfilled a dream to play for his boyhood club, but it now looks as if the dream has turned into a very harsh reality.

Back-to-back loan spells at West Ham United suggested that Arsene Wenger had big plans for the right-back, but things this season have confirmed it won’t be happening.

Jenkinson recovered from a long-term injury in the early stages of this season, and once fit again managed to work as the ideal back-up to Hector Bellerin.

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However, when thrown in at the deep end away to Manchester United and PSG, Jenkinson was on the back end of a whole host of criticism.

Not only did it affect his confidence after reading comments on social media, his ability was also hit and he ended up playing his final days within the Under-23’s.

He got his chance to move away back in January, but Crystal Palace failed to reach his wage demands and instead, Jenko decided to enjoy his time with the Gunners.

He’ll now move away on a permanent basis to a middle table Premier League club, preferably in London, with Gabriel and Calum Chambers available at right-back.

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