Arsenal manager Unai Emery might have only been the club’s boss for all of five minutes, but the Gunners boss is already approaching a critical point of his tenure with his first transfer window closing, and despite being unable to sign any more recruits, there’s still plenty of business for the Spaniard to deal with.
Here, we list the five players who really should be heading for the exit door before September 1:
This is a no-brainer.
The Colombian No.1 enjoyed a pretty impressive World Cup, and shouldn’t be short of suitors on the continent, but given the club have spent more than £22 million on Bernd Leno – and still retain Petr Cech – Ospina’s fortunes in North London look bleak.
The Egyptian midfielder hasn’t really done a whole lot wrong since signing for Arsenal back in 2016 – but he hasn’t done an awful lot right either.
His languid and laid-back style surely has no place in Emery’s high octane system, and a move to Marseille is already reportedly on the cards.
Come on, lets be honest, Danny Welbeck’s time at Arsenal is never going to be a success from this point, is it?
Ravaged by injuries, and hindered by his own versatility, Welbeck really needs to make a move to re-energise his career with his 28th birthday looming later this year.
This one might be a bit more controversial but, a lot like Welbeck, there comes a time when a player needs a change of scenery to freshen things up – and that time was probably a couple of years ago with Ramsey.
With one year left on his contract, Ramsey started last weekend’s defeat to Man City and just looked like he was in the wrong movie. The Welshman completed just 11 passes – ELEVEN PASSES – and was hauled off early in the second-half.
He didn’t look happy at the weekend, and perhaps it’s time for Arsenal to move on from players like Ramsey who are so synonymous with the Arsene Wenger era.
Arsenal are a club who should be competing at the top echelons of domestic and European football – and they’ll simply never do that if they’re relying on players like Alex Iwobi.
Don’t get us wrong, he’s clearly a talented boy, and a capable Premier League player.
But is Iwobi ever really going to be the elite attacker Arsenal can call upon to challenge the likes of Man City, Chelsea and Manchester United?
What do you think of our list? Have we missed anybody out, or included anybody incorrectly?