David Ornstein Names The 10 Arsenal Players Who Could Leave The Club This Summer

Arsenal could be in for a very busy summer in the transfer market, according to The Athletic reporter David Ornstein.

The journalist, who is very reliable when it comes to the Gunners, claims that up to ten first-team players could be sold by the London club at the end of the season:

“There are players like Aaron Ramsdale, Kieran Tierney, Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Thomas Partey, Jorginho, Emile Smith Rowe, Fabio Vieira, Reiss Nelson, and Eddie Nketiah who have questions surrounding their futures.”

“Therefore, we could definitely see a reasonable number of exits, and Arsenal have an opportunity there to raise significant funds to help their financial situation and fund incoming business.”

Fringe players could raise transfer funds

Aaron Ramsdale is not expected to stay beyond the summer, having lost his place to David Raya (who will join from Brentford on a permanent basis). Emile Smith Rowe, Reiss Nelson and Eddie Nketiah are also set to leave due to a lack of game time. The likes of West Ham, Brighton and Crystal Palace have been linked with the latter trio.

Jorginho could depart on a free transfer if the ex-Chelsea player’s contract is not renewed, while it seems like Partey and Vieira will be offloaded if good enough bids are received. With Ornstein also claiming that Arsenal want to sign up to 5 players, bringing in money from sales to fund those deals is essential.

Arsenal loanees set for permanent exits

Tierney (Real Sociedad), Nuno Tavares (Nottingham Forest) and Albert Sambi Lokonga (Luton Town) have spent the season away from the Emirates, and it appears permanent buyers will be sought.

There is a chance that Tierney could return to his former club Celtic if an agreement can be reached. He has had another injury-plagued season in Spain.

Tavares was interesting Marseille in January. The Portuguese defender spent last year on loan at the French club. Lokonga, meanwhile, is expected to have a host of suitors, having impressed for Luton.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.