Arsenal Release Another Set Of Fringe Players | Diaby To Be Released As Well?

Arsenal-teamArsenal is set for an extremely busy summer in the coming months. The club has plenty of money to spend to improve the squad but a lot of players at Arsenal need to be offloaded the first.

Before the transfer window has even opened, the Gunners have said goodbye to 14 players already. Youngsters Conor Henderson, James Shea, Jernade Meade, Sanchez Watt, Reice Charles-Cook, Sead Hajrovic, Philip Roberts, Nigel Neita, Samir Bihmoutine, Josh Rees being released. Promising starlet Kyle Ebecilio will join FC Twente while Martina Angha will move to FC Nurnberg. The futures of Zach Fagan, Elton Monteiro and Daniel Boateng are still unresolved.

Craig Eastmond was on the fringe of the first team but he never really broke through and will join Colchester United this summer. I expect Nico Yennaris to follow Eastmond out of the club with Coquelin and Frimpong above him in the pecking order. Frimpong could also be set for an Emirates exit.

There are a lot of departures before even looking at the first team. Andrey Arshavin’s contract runs out this summer and he is set for a luxurious contract in Azerbaijan worth almost £400,000-a-week. Sebastian Squillaci is also another player certain to leave. He has featured only twice this season and will be finally set free. Bacary Sagna is undecided about his future with PSG and Monaco interested in him. I feel he will leave and we will then be in the market for a new right back. Despite the speculation over Thomas Vermaelen, I feel he will still be at the Emirates come September.

I think this is the time where we have to say goodbye to Abou Diaby. The player has genuine quality but rarely shows it as he is constantly on the injury table. When he does play he shows glimpses of talent but ruins it all with foolish decisions and doing that extra bit too much. I like Diaby but he needs to go to free up another space in midfield. Gervinho is another could or couldn’t. He is frustrating to watch and Lyon and Galatasaray have shown interest in him but I just feel Wenger will not sell him, which is a shame.

90% of those out on loan will probably be sold. They include Andre Santos, Johan Djourou, Denilson, Marouane Chamakh, Ju-Young Park, Niklas Bendtner with only Ryo Miyaichi and Joel Campbell staying. As I said earlier, Frimpong’s future is unclear. If all these players do go then that would mean 28 players leaving the club and there is no way that Wenger will sign even a third of that total.

It is crucial that these players leave is Arsenal are too challenge again. 28 wage bills would generate a lot more money for the club while the majority of these players would earn the club extra money through transfer fees. It would also see players who can offer the club something getting extra game time. The players mentioned played a combined total of 104 matches so those departures would see a lot of extra positions for more deserving players or promising youngsters to come through.

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  1. if Wenger sells all these players hope he will buy more than he sold? Let him buy Benteke n Villa

  2. Some of these young players has great talent that could not be showcase while in arsenal due to high competition in the club. I wish them success if it happened.

  3. Agree with all your points, except for one critical oversight.

    Mind boggling that Ramsey’s future at the club is not questioned. Good kid, bit mostly useless on the pitch. Hard working mid-table journeyman (at best!) who has no business taking up a crucial midfield spot at the club! One of the key reasons for our plodding, uncreative play this season was Ramsey’s constant presence on the pitch, especially during the first six months of the season where played like warm dump!

    We need more quality than a player like Ramsey can produce. Be an absolute shame if he’s not sold off with the other dead weight this summer too!

    1. Really? I mean, really? Ramsey has done incredibly well in his preferred position. At the start of the season he was often deployed on the wing to play the Benayoun role, but they are very different and he didn’t handle it very well. However, it shows that he’s willing to do anything for the club and I can’t believe you’re saying that shit. He was one of the most important players in the run in and he works more than anyone in the midfield, you must have no understanding of football whatsoever to say we don’t need him.

      1. Pls, Ramsey is suppose to be a creative player yet his passes are always sideways or backwards, granted he’s everywhere on the pitch he’s still shit and needs to be sold.

    1. Can you tell me anything good you see in Diaby. which top team in EPL will have a space for Diaby? His exit is long over due. He is a pensioneer player at Arsenal. Being paid for being injured.

  4. Oh my God! Ramsey to many arsenal fans is regarded as someone that have nothing better to do for club. But am totally with these set of fans for the following reasons; (1) Ramsey is an injury free footballer (2) He is a utility player (3) He was one of the best player towards end season and so on

  5. Anybody that say Ramsey is not a good player the person is so stupid. A 22yrs old with that hevy injur last 3yrs now is one of the arsenal best player in the second harf of the last season so what did u want from him

  6. I support ramsy is a ince player aron is far better dan injury diaby dat will play 2or3 games nd go back to d rest of d season pls let him go

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