Arsenal 'fire sale with SIX players up for grabs including Bellerin and Lacazette to raise £120m for transfer plans'April 28, 2021
ARSENAL could be preparing a mass exodus this summer as SIX players are reportedly set to be sold in a bid to accumulate funds.
The Gunners have suffered a rechid Premier League campaign as they currently sit down in tenth place, a whopping 13 points off the top four.
And while Champions League qualification is still possible as they are in the last four of the Europa League, a clear-out of their squad remains likely at the end of the season.
According to Football London, Alexandre Lacazette, Hector Bellerin, Eddie Nketiah, Matteo Guendouzi, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Lucas Torreira could all be set for moves away from north London.
Club captain Lacazette is preparing to enter the final year of his contract with the Gunners and has been heavily linked with a transfer in the summer.
Meanwhile, Guendouzi, Torreira and Maitland-Niles have all spent the current campaign out on loan and therefore could be seen as easily expendable assets.
Nketiah has struggled for first team action due to the attacking options at Mikel Arteta's disposal, while the emergence of Calum Chambers as a solid right-back may mean the departure of Bellerin.
All of those deals would collectively accrue somewhere in the region of £120million.
And that would allow Arteta to re-invest those funds back into the squad as he bids to turn Arsenal's fortunes around.
One man they are desperately trying to secure on a permanent transfer is loanee Martin Odegaard.
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The Norwegian has impressed since joining the Gunners on a temporary basis from Real Madrid in January.
And while Los Blancos have stated their intention to keep the 22-year-old, Arsenal will still be hoping they can prise him away from the Spanish giants.
The major news coming out of Arsenal this week is the attempted takeover from Spotify billionaire Daniel Ek.
The Swedish tycoon and Gunners fan, 38, is reportedly set to launch a multi-billion pound takeover bid for the club.
Ek is said to have enlisted the help of Gunners legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira as he prepares to swoop in for the north London outfit.
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