There are a number of players that look to be on their way out of Arsenal. Here is a short list as to what we can expect this Summer:
1) Lukas Podolski
Currently on loan at Inter Milan, Poldolski was voted the worst signing of January 2015, and his form is pretty retrospective of that. Although Milan will most likely not keep him, he may be able to move back to Germany or possibly another Premier League side, as Hull and West Ham grew interested in January. He was angry about his game time, so I doubt he will stick around here any longer, although he’s ironically the 3rd highest scoring German internationally.
2) Joel Campbell
Its a real shame about Joel. After numerous loan spells and a great World Cup, Joel looked set to be one of the most exciting players to join the Arsenal squad. After 1 goal in the Emirates Cup, he struggled to score and was actually pushed out the squad, possibly due to an altercation with Wenger. He joined Villareal in January as part of the move for CB Gabriel to Arsenal. He also had not scored in his first 8 games, but he may find himself moving away soon.
3) Mikel Arteta
Recently turning 33, Arteta is in his final year of his contract and has grown interest from Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla. Although suffering a 3 month injury, Club captain Arteta will most likely not be given sufficient game time due to our growing depth, and so he could be persuaded with a move away. Much like Poldolski, he may return to his homeland for his final few years.
4) Abou Diaby
Diaby is actually registered to have a testimonial within the next 2 seasons, and it is sad to see that he’s spent almost half his Arsenal career injured. I felt personally he was one of the best players we had in the squad with his Viera build, but he was unable to stay fit which ultimately led to fatigue and injury, which may force him into an early retirement.
5) Tomas Rosicky
Easily my favourite Arsenal player in the squad. At 34, Super Tom plays and acts like a 20 year old with his drive and passion which they definitely can’t teach kids anymore. He’s got so much passion, that he is demanding my game time, with only 1 Premier League until December. Unfortunately, we are now hearing reports that he wanted to leave in January, but was unable to leave, but we do not know why. Possibly nobody placed a bid? Well he won’t retire soon but he may return to Germany or maybe another European side. He is loved by Dortmund fans (where we brought him from) and so maybe a welcome return back there would be helpful? (Maybe Rosicky for Reus and a few million. Now that IS good business)
6) Theo Walcott
With recent Twitter outbursts, Walcott has confirmed that no contract talks have happened yet, and that he is focusing on football first? Well honestly, it sounded like an confusing way of saying that he wanted to leave. With United and Liverpool circling, could we afford to keep him? (Maybe 120k a week) or should he leave to help us buy someone else? Honestly I cannot see him staying, but I would only want him to leave if a Reus-esque player was to replace him…
7) Mathieu Flamini
Loved and hated, Flamini has been the talking point of most bookings and red-cards in recent years. However, The recalling of Young midfielder Francis Coquelin from Charlton pushed him down a peg, and almost ended his career at Arsenal. I’m not too sure who would buy him, but surely he can’t be happy with his playing time?
8) Carl Jenkinson
Life long Gooner Jenko dreamed about playing for us on the big stage. Unfortunately, the purchase of Mathieu Debuchy and Callum Chambers pushed him back on the pecking order, along with Hector Bellerin’s rise to glory. With David Gold hinting about Jenkinson, is this the end of Bantermania?