With Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi both terminating their contracts, it continues a trend at Arsenal of generating very little, if anything from players sales.
A brilliant piece of analysis by friend of the site Swiss Ramble really highlights the issue over the past decade:
Arsenal have made an 8-figure profit on just two players – Emiliano Martinez and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (note: players to have come through Arsenal’s youth system have been excluded).
12 transfers have seen Arsenal make an 8-figure loss.
Stan Kroenke has come in for criticism from many for “not spending enough money”, but in the last decade Arsenal have wasted £100s of millions on poor transfers, and the wages and fees that go with them
What is clear is that Arsenal need to start spending their own money better.