The Gunners have strengthened significantly this summer with the signings of Lucas Torreira, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno, Matteo Guendouzi and Sokratis Papastathopoulos for a combined total of around £70 million. Emery must now decide who to sell. Now, attention is turning to who the club will sell and a number of senior players may not be given the chance to impress their new head coach.Ospina is now the club’s third-choice goalkeeper and he is no longer needed. He has been linked with Boca Juniors. Mustafi faces extra competition for the starting line up from Sokratis following his arrival from Borussia Dortmund, with the centre-back enduring a difficult 2017-18 campaign.
The 27-year-old Danny Welbeck started only 12 games in the Premier League last season and made another 16 appearances from the bench. Welbeck minutes for Arsenal have been restricted due to several injuries and he now faces question marks over his future with just a year remaining on his current deal.
The club have added Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over the last 12 months, meaning Welbeck is no longer guaranteed to even be on the bench regularly. Moreover Arsenal’s long forgotten striker Lucas Perez seems to have found a new lease of life here after being called up to training and given the chance to impress his compatriot and new manager Unai Emery ahead of the pre-season tour. reports linking him to Everton and becoming their new number 9, it seems he might indeed join former gunner Theo Walcott in swapping the Emirates for the toffees.
The club are believed to be willing to listen to offers for Nacho Monreal, Shkodran Mustafi, Danny Welbeck, Petr Cech, David Ospina, Carl Jenkinson & Lucas Perez. [@ChrisWheatley_] #afc pic.twitter.com/Zj1jCagjpx
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) July 19, 2018
Nacho Monreal will reportedly stay at Arsenal this summer after Real Sociedad pulled out of talks to sign the defender. There were suggestions that Nacho Monreal could be off too, which would be a bit of a surprise. Like Ospina he’s regularly touted with moves back to Spain.
He was linked with Real Sociedad but with his reported transfer fee being a bit out of hand for the spanish side, talks have broken down now he seems all set to feature for the club this season however not as a first team player under Emery according to reports.
He adds experience and consistency, and although he too has just one year left on his contract, you’re not leaving millions behind if you allow him to see out his current deal because he’ll be 33 when it expires.
Really looking forward to seeing who the winger might turn out to be with links to Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman having gooners excited all around.