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Report: Five Arsenal players are hoping to leave in next days, two even came through their academy

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Five Arsenal players are actively hoping to leave the club this summer, the Athletic say.

Hoping to go

Eddie Nketiah, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Hector Bellerin and Alex Runarsson are all said to be keen on leaving the Emirates Stadium in the next few days.

Willian is also open to an exit, with his potential move to Corinthians edging closer last night.

For Arsenal fans, seeing any of the aforementioned names leave is unlikely to cause too much heartbreak.

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But to hear of Nketiah and Maitland-Niles’ apparent desire to leave may be of some disappointment.

The pair both broke through Arsenal’s academy, before reaching their first-team a few years back.

Unfortunately for Nketiah and Maitland-Niles neither of the pair have really been able to nail down a first-team spot.

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Nketiah has struggled for goals, while Maitland-Niles versatility arguably hasn’t helped him.

Will they go?

Whether any of the players who want to leave Arsenal will get their moves remains to be seen, though.

Arsenal have seemingly been open to offers for the quintet all summer so far.

However, the Gunners have struggled to shift their fringe men – with Joe Willock the only player they have sold.

And with time running out, Arsenal may have a number of players left at the club, who they would rather have sold this summer.

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