Posted on Thursday, 29th March 2012 by Tony Merakli
Arsene Wenger plans to recoup at least £23 million in wages this summer by offloading EIGHT players in the upcoming transfer window.
The Daily Mail suggests that the Frenchman is looking to add two big-name signings in the summer and tie down his star players – namely Robin van Persie – to new long-term contracts.
Despite the sales of Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy last summer, it is understood that the Arsenal wage bill has increased by £20 million, so freeing the budget is one of Wenger’s top priorities this summer. However, due to their hefty salaries, shifting the below mentioned names may prove to be a difficult task.
But do they all deserve to be shown the door?
The 24-year-old has struggled to hold down a first-team place at Arsenal this season, hence his season-long loan switch to Sunderland, where he’s been fairly average to say the least. Claims to be the best striker in the world and supposedly earns £50k-a-week, laughable. Definitely needs to be shown the door this summer.
Currently on loan at former club Zenit until the end of the season. Has been in poor form for the past two seasons or so and it seems the majority of the Arsenal faithful has finally run out of patience with him. Although I like the guy and think he’s a talented player, I believe it’s time the Russian moved on.
Started his Arsenal career off in good form when RVP was out injured last year, scoring 10 goals up until January. However, after the Dutchman recovered the Moroccan was dropped to the bench and hasn’t been seen a lot since. Very much a bench warmer these days, and if we can acquire a top striker in the summer then I would sell him to the highest bidder.
Will no way feature for us from here on in!
Hasn’t really been given a proper chance at Arsenal, but with the summer inclusions of Gervinho and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, the Mexican doesn’t stand a chance of playing for us ever again. Wish him the best.
His contract is set to expire this summer, no need to renew it in my opinion.
To be honest, even if our wage bill wasn’t greater than it was in previous seasons, I still would’ve expected these players to leave the club.
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