15 players set to leave Arsenal this summer

Bacary Sagna – Contract expiring. Will likely return to France to get a big pay day before retiring.

Thomas Vermaelen – No longer first choice centre back. Likely to be stripped of captaincy next season. Position now untenable. Poor form since Koscielny’s injury has shown he is not up to it.

Mikel Arteta – Did a job when needed back in 2011. Legs now completely gone. Has become a liability. Only saving hope is lack of buyers and the fact he has only 1 year left on contract.

Lukas Podolski – Very unhappy when substituted after ineffectual display against Wigan. Not suited to the left wing, nor can he play up top on his own. One of clubs highest paid players, but not in first 11.

Olivier Giroud – Has been run into the ground this season. Is good enough to be back up, but personal life has taken its toll. Reports are wife wants a return to France to save marriage.

Emiliano Viviano – Still to play for Arsenal. Unlikely loan deal will be made permanent.

Lukasz Fabianski – Despite FA Cup heroics, he knows he is good enough to be 1st choice elsewhere.

Nicklas Bendtner – No comment required.

Kim Kallstrom – Short term loan deal. Would not be too surprised to see it made permanent, but very very unlikely.

Ryo Miyaichi – Injuries have halted progress. Now behind Serge Gnabry. Older than Oxlade-Chamberlain. Bye Bye.

Park Chu-Young – Barely getting a game for Watford. Why did we sign him?

Joel Campbell – Despite good performances in the Champions League, Arsenal left the youngster in no doubt that he was not part of any future plans.

Francis Coquelin – Might be kept around if Arteta leaves, but will be plenty of interest in Germany after some good performances.

Ignasi Miquel – Does not have the pace for the highest level. Even Championship looks to high for him.

Johan Djourou – Now 27, recently agreed a 2 and a half year contract with Hamburg.



18 thoughts on “15 players set to leave Arsenal this summer

  1. AWF_AFC

    did you forget Diaby ? Surely he gets a handshake? How can Wenger or even Arsenal justify his continuance with the club, even with an ongoing contract?

  2. George

    Would be nice if that list was 16…Jenkinson, just not good enough for us especially from an attacking point of view.

    1. k

      In terms of attack, Jenkinson is 10 times the player Sagna is. Sagna’s first instinct is to pass the ball backwards at the first instance to Mert. Besides he has a horibble cross. He is one player I don’t want Arsenal to retain

  3. pawfresh

    If you guys agreed to let them go, do you ever think of the stingy man AW who always like to save money. It’s hight this stingy man get out tht sit to allow a good coach that wll buy qualities rathan than a dead legs

  4. mclean

    I dont see a reason why poodoski should be substituted each and every game he is a good and talented player as we can compire him wth Giroud wenger must kip giroud on da benk and let podosk start

  5. faron sanders

    I agree with Sagna and TV possibly Lucas Podolski. and to be honest Sagna can go. he’s not that good anymore. and seems to have his mind on something else. think Oli will stay aswell as Arteta. Arteta knows he is getting on a bit. but will happy to become a squad player. I think Cazorla will be on his way!

    1. Joe

      I think Carzola has just renewed his contract? Unless somebody comes in with big money, I think Santi is still happy at Arsenal. Podolski would be a lost if he leaves, Fabi is as good as Sczzzzi, but I think he deserves better than a number 2. Sagna is long gone, and I don’t think he wants to play at such an intensity anymore as he knows that he is feeling his age.

  6. AOTT

    Podolski should go as he is going to be replaced in the summer (let’s hope by Draxler). Hear Serge Aurier wants to play for Arsenal and he looks like a good player and can run for days, so no loss with Sagna. Wouldn’t mind Giroud staying on as a backup but don’t know if that’s realistic. Either way we need a world class striker to complement our midfield. I agree with Faron that Cazorla may be headed for the exit. A few of his comments to the media recently haven’t been positive and he is having a poor season anyway. Looks out of place on the left wing and there is no way he moves ahead of Ozil to play at 10 so if we can get good money, I say sell him off as we have an abundance of talented young midfielders. Sign someone like Pogba or Bender and we are really starting to look like a force to be reckoned with.

  7. Invincibles49

    Why do so many melts like Podolski? Because he can kick the football hard? Way too vertical, slow, can’t turn with the ball, doesn’t track back AT ALL, a lot of his shots are wayward, or from tight angles, just to get corners. Really mediocre player, the w***ers who booed AW for taking him off vs Wigan should be ashamed. Know nothing about the sport.

  8. tony hall

    For me Sagna going would not be a great loss, going forward he doesn’t produce enough quality crosses and defensively not the best

  9. Nelly

    Giroud will stay, the rest I agree with. I’m wondering whether Wenger will send Sanogo on loan next season and give Campbell a chance to show what he’s got. Sagna will be a loss, but I won’t complain if we get someone like Piszczek, Coleman or Aurier.
    My ideal summer: Craig Gordon, Seamus Coleman, Matthias Ginter, Morgan Schneiderlin, Antoine Griezmann and Diego Costa.


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