It comes as no surprise to us that Arsenal will let a number of players leave this summer, but did anyone think it was really gonna drag out like this?
As we enter the final two weeks of the transfer window, the only significant departure on Arsenal’s books is the £12million sale of Wojciech Szczesny to Juventus.
A whole host of players were lined up to be kicked out of the Emirates but it appears their demands are too high for interested clubs to express any sort of formal offer.
Whilst talking ahead of this weekend’s trip to Stoke City, Wenger said “getting players out keeps you just as busy as getting them in, so I will be busy” – so we should see some sort of movement in the next few days.
But with different reports coming in every single day, we’ve caught you up on five key Gunners departures and let you know where they currently stand and which club they might join.
1 – Lucas Perez
- Interested clubs: Deportivo La Coruna and Newcastle United
- Asking price: £15million
- Current wages: £45,000p/w
Probably the one departure that Arsenal fans aren’t as happy with but when it comes to it, there’s just no need to have Lucas taking up space in the Arsenal attack.
Left out of the team following superb performances, changing his squad number without telling him and making him stay at home whilst we jet off on our pre-season tour… do I continue???
The biggest issue with this deal is Arsenal, who for once are holding out for the right price before letting the striker go, despite signing him less than a year ago for £17.1million.
Deportivo are the only club to have a formal offer on the table but that’s currently standing at £10.9million, an offer that has almost cleaned out their bank account.
If nobody else comes in for the Spaniard then Arsenal will definitely sell to the Spanish side. However, Wenger will play the waiting game on this deal because he could always loan him out instead.