Report: Six Arsenal players ‘could all leave’ this month; but Arteta and Edu have a problem
As many as six Arsenal players could leave the club between now and the end of the transfer window.
According to the Telegraph, Mikel Arteta and Edu are open to selling Hector Bellerin, Sead Kolasinac, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Reiss Nelson, Lucas Torreira and Willian. The window closes in under two weeks.
However, the Arsenal group will only be allowed to leave if both interest materialises and an appropriate fee comes in. So far, only Joe Willock has left north London on a permanent deal.
Indeed, selling players has been a major struggle for the Gunners this window. Granit Xhaka was also on the list of names who could leave. However, Arsenal held AS Roma to a fee the Italian side were unable to pay, causing the deal to collapse.
And Arsenal could likely make the same mistake with other players this window. Bellerin has already been subject to interest from Inter Milan. But the Serie A champions were, just like Roma, unwilling to match the Gunners’ demands.
With the likes of Willian and Kolasinac on hefty wages, Arsenal could find it hard to sell the duo, who were not even part of the squad to face Brentford on Friday.
It is set to be a manic few days for Arsenal in the remaining days of the transfer window. And if the club can manage to sell even two or three of the names listed, fans will likely be pleased with the business.