Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will oversee a radical overhaul of his Gunners squad in the summer, according to football.london.
Gunners boss – who is preparing to return to training and welcome back
his squad to London Colney after his positive COVID-19 test two weeks
ago – will be overseeing his first summer transfer window in charge when
this current campaign finally comes to an end in the coming months.
And he is said to be ready to axe five squad members to speed up his revolution.
added loan defenders Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares to his squad in the
summer, with the Spanish defender more than likely to complete a
permanent switch from Brazilian club Flamengo come the summer.
with Cedric not expected to make his switch permanent, it is Mari’s
addition that could spark a number of other Arsenal transfer moves in a
busy and truncated summer.
Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis
Papastathopoulos have both been tipped to move on, with the German very
close to leaving the club both last summer and in January.
former Everton and Valencia man has fallen down the pecking order at
the Emirates, and there is a feeling that it would be best for all
concerned if he were to complete a move away from the club in order to
get a fresh start.
still retains much support among the Gunners fanbase, but the club may
look to cash in on the Greek international given his age of 32 and the
fact the exciting William Saliba will return from his loan spell at
Saint-Etienne in the summer.
Left-back Sead Kolasinac is
another tipped to leave, with Arteta set to place his trust Kieran
Tierney and Bukayo Saka in the position.
Mohamed Elneny and
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – currently on loan at Besiktas and Roma respectively
– make up the quintet who could be moved on in order to raise transfer