3 Arsenal players who could be sold this before the upcoming season starts
Barring the record 12th FA Cup win, Arsenal had one of the worst seasons ever in recent times after they finished 5th in the Premier League, which meant a miss on a Champions League playoffs spot for the first time in 20 years. For an ambitious team like Arsenal, it was a disastrous season- one which Arsene Wenger wouldn’t have hoped for. He has been facing the backlash even from ardent gooners, who have stirred up the WengerOut campaign big time. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Wenger plan a massive overhaul at the Emirates which would see a couple of players getting sold in order to provide them with regular playtime at other clubs and also in order to increase the overall quality of the squad. So here we shall
It wouldn’t be surprising to see Wenger plan a massive overhaul at the Emirates, which would see players getting sold in order to increase the overall quality of the squad. So here are 3 players who might get the axe before the season starts.
The Colombian goalkeeper who arrived at Arsenal in 2014 had hopes of making it big with the London-based club. But the arrival of Petr Cech from Chelsea just a year later saw his game time get reduced. Even though he gets decent play time in cup games and some of the European games, lack of regular starts cost his game as he struggled to maintain consistency. He is someone who deserves to play regularly and it is for this reason that Arsene Wenger will sell him.
Expectations were high on Mathieu Debuchy when he arrived from Newcastle United in 2014 as a replacement for Arsenal’s long serving right-back Bacary Sagna. Even though he started pretty well, his flow was disturbed with a string of injuries and ultimately paved way for the emergence of Hector Bellerin, who is now one of the best defenders across continents. It doesn’t look like there is a way back for Debuchy and it is in the best interests of the player that he could be allowed to leave.
Gibbs was supposed to be the next big thing coming through the ranks at Arsenal but he has rather ended up being a 2nd choice at the Emirates, always in the shadows of Nacho Monreal, who stepped up his game in recent years. He has never given the boss even the slightest of chances to replac him in the team. The arrival of Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac should spell the end of Gibbs, who should look to take on a new challenge and move on.