Arsenal have undergone major activity in the transfer market this summer, signing five new players, and Unai Emery will have to sell in order to raise funds for the further additions he has planned.
The Gunners’ attacking contingent has seen a huge overhaul in the past 12 months following the acquisitions of Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, which has left Danny Welbeck’s position under threat.
It is understood that Arsenal are ready to allow the England international to leave the Emirates Stadium four years after his arrival from Manchester United and TeamTalk now state Newcastle United are eyeing a move.
With Rafael Benitez having limited funds at his disposal on Tyneside, the deal that the Magpies are plotting would see 27-year-old Welbeck move to St. James’ Park on-loan – although Arsenal would prefer any deal to be a permanent sale.
Emery is in the market for a new wide player and a sale of Welbeck would raise funds for a deal, as well as freeing up a considerable amount of wages.