Exodus at Arsenal to Bring in £80M

Arsenal fans are gearing themselves for an influx of players, we are waiting with baited breath.  We are also aware that the exodus from the Emirates will be a big one this summer. Players  who have not made the grade, others who have not had the opportunity and some who think the grass is greener on the other side of the tracks.

Starting at the back, the first player to be shown the door is Manuel Almunia, probably a season too late.  Almunia had a nightmare season, at fault against WBA in both games and dropped after each game, Wenger will let Almunia go for anything and I think Almunia will want to get away from the club, he ranks 3rd choice at the moment.

Wenger’s other decision will be whether to bring in an experienced goalkeeper, if he does then either Vito Mannone or more likely Lukas Fabianski will also leave this summer.

In the defensive line, Sebastien Squilaci will be allowed to leave on free transfer if we sign both Samba and Gary Cahill.  Squillaci was signed as fourth choice centre-back, but due to injuries to Vermaelen he appeared 32 times for Arsenal.  Wenger will keep him as 5th choice centre back if he fails to land both his centre-back targets.

Gael Clichy looks like he will definitely leave this summer.  Wenger does not appear to have made any effort to keep the France international and he is right not to open contract discussions with him. The only question is where he will go and the price.  Roma appear to be the favourites and the fee around £8M.

Emmanuel Eboue our loveable Ivorian could also be on the way out.  I would be sad to see Eboue go, not necessarily for football reason, but he is the joker in the pack, the man who will greet every player at the end of each game, the player who leaves the pitch last.  Eboue could be frustrated with his lack of first team opportunities and ask to leave.  If he does leave his fee will be around £8M.

Midfield could see several players leave.  Denilson has started that he wishes to leave, well the feeling is mutual.  This player has been given 5 seasons to prove himself, an opportunity not afforded to Sebastien Larsson or Fabrice Muamba, both of whom are better than Denilson. There will be no tears shed over his departure. Denilson has been offered as a makeweight in our attempts to lure either Willian or Costa from Shaktar Donetsk.  The value of Denilson will again be in the region of £8M.

Tomas Rosicky will be allowed to leave and his destination will be the Bundesliga.  Rosicky has never recovered from his massive injury.  Arsenal have remained loyal to him, but this summer he will be told his is no longer required and will go on a free transfer.

The interesting player is Andrey Arshavin.  A player of immense talent; but the laziest player in our current squad. His former club have made noises about buying him back, but the player has stated he does not intend to leave. If Wenger secures Gervinho and one of Willian or Alvarez, Wenger will listen to offers for the Russian in the region of £10M.

The one player we all expect to see leave this summer is Cesc Fabregas, forget about the Barcelona posturing over lack of transfer funds or that Cesc’s value has dropped, Guardiolla is obsessed with Cesc and fee of around £30M plus players will be agreed this summer.

Nicklas Bendtner has made is clear that he wishes to leave and there is interest in the Dane.  Bendtner was never given the chance to play as a striker; Wenger was obsessed in playing him on the wing. Bendtner has neither the pace nor the ability to play in the role, Arsenal‘s valuation is £12M and we should stick to this figure.

Another player never to have fulfilled his potential is Carlos Vela.  Is Wenger prepared to give him one more season to prove he can make it or will Wenger say its time to say goodbye?  There will be plenty of takers in Spain and Vela will have some success there, the fee will be around £6M.

We could see up to 11 players leave this summer; these departures could add £82M to Wenger’s transfer budget which is already reported to be £60M!  What players can Wenger bring in with £140M?

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Posted on June 21, 2011, in Arsenal News, Arsenal Players, Transfers and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. All these players could possibly leave, but not all of them. I think Arshavin and Fabregas will definetly stay, as Barca don’t want to go over £35M which is a long way short of Arsenal evaluation at around 50-60. Arshavin ist still a great player, Wenger will keep him, they can’t change to much in one transfer window it would destroy the team completley and the Russian still has a role to play.

    Denilson, Bendtner, Almunia and Rosicky will definitely leave. I don’t think that both Samba and Cahill will come, only one of them. So Squillaci will have a season on the stands this year i think as 5th choice.

    I wonder if another striker will come, Chamakh and van Persie can play as strikers, also Gervinho (if he comes).

    I hope Clichy leaves, but who will replace him? Also one more central midfield player is needed, who can also play as defensive mid, to replace Song. Parker would really fit, and would also bring experience.

    Lansbury should also be in the first team next season, he looks promising!

    • northbanklegend

      Agree with Lansbury, we have been linked with Jose Enrique for LB also Joey Barton!
      Barca are negotiating with us both privately and publicly, all this he is not worth so much, we have no money, he wants to leave blah blah blah is the way the “gentlement” of Barcelona do business!

  2. So what we’re gonna buy a bunch of people who wont do f-all just wasting pearls on swine

  3. The truth if the matter is that Barcelona cannot afford Fabregas. He is arguably in the top 3 midfielders in the world. Has more assists in the last 5 seasons than the likes of Xavi, Iniesta etc and they are trying to get him on the cheap.

    Let me tell you, if Cesc wasn’t a Barca schoolboy they would be bidding 40-50m without any problems.

    Pay what he is worth according to Arsenals valuation or go away.

  4. Agree with you on all to be offloaded, but how can we value Denilson & Eboue at £8m each and Bentner at £12m. Crazy money!! Yet when we are buying we offer shite money for targets AND WONT BUDGE !! look at the Swartzer situation 1 year ago. As for Barton, forget it weve had enough red cards over the past couple of seasons. Parker would be a better option, tough but fair.

  5. For my own when and where arsenal will annouce the sign of new player..

  6. Hi! Wenger when will u ever do us a favour with a new signing?? Very many quality players are willing to come to the club but you are not engaging them!! Always haggling about transfer fees. Even for the Arsenal players willing to leave you are not willing to release them. Football is not just about money. Ferguson who has won the EPL is very busy in the transfer market. We are die hard supporters of the club from this part of Africa but plse do us a favor and make some new signings to strengthen the club. Like other before, I can suggest to you a list to consider; Samba, Cahill, Willian or Costa, Hazard, Cissoko, Gevhino among others. if desperate for English players then sign Chamberlain or Parker. You appear not to realize you need a No. 1 Keeper. Our hearts are hurting will you plse make some progress???

  7. seweje ayodele moses

    If wenger can do what i read just now,i mean total overhauling of few player and bring in new player. I bet it with,it gonna be unbeaten team 4 dis next season. Wenger should pls Sign gervinho,samba n gary cahill on time b4 another club sign them. Then follow by alvarez,eto’o n this sunderland goalkeeper. Viera should be employ 4 our coaching role as well. Nasri should be persuaded 2 sign n fabrepass,simply bcos of d technical experience they gathered. Wenger splash d cash wisely pls bcos u can do it. May d Lord be with u prof,bye.

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