Even with 12 matches left in this Premier League season, Arsenal are already sending out signals that this summer is going to be a turning point for the Emirates team. Wenger’s squad will undergo a complete makeover with a long list of possible incoming transfers, but also with a good number of players leaving the Gunners. According to the latest news, massive investments will be made in order to create a competitive team that will start winning some trophies. After having only Champions League qualification to fight for, it is pretty clear that this season is a bust and that something must be done to end the 8 year losing streak the Gunners have been on.
Arsenal’s goalkeeper, Lukasz Fabianski is one of the first players to announce his desire to leave Emirates Stadium. With rumors that Wenger is looking to sign a new goalkeeper, the Polish 27 year old who has suffered a number of injuries in recent times is surely likely to be one of the first to go at the end of the season. With sources such as The Daily Mail amongst others reporting that Wenger is interested in signing Liverpool’s Pepe Reina to solidify his keeping options it reinforces the idea that Fabianski is likely to depart.
Fabianski is currently Wenger’s third choice in Arsenal’s goal having slipped behind the improving young Vito Mannone. There was some interest from West Ham and Fulham in signing the Polish goalkeeper on loan in the past transfer window which would have helped Fabianski giving him some precious game time but again his predisposition to injury deterred both teams.
Fabianski was briefly Wenger’s first choice when Almunia was on a rapid decline and before Szczesny arrived, but the team lost confidence in him because of his inconsistency and the clangers which he committed. Mannone is Arsenal’s second choice goalkeeper now and he is 3 years younger than the Polish player, so it looks like there is no chance for Fabianski to find a way back into Arsenal’s first team.
Fabianski, who has requested to be transferred in order to get some time on the pitch, may well be joined at the exit door by Arshavin, Squillaci, Chamakh, Bendtner and Denilson who are also available for loans or permanent transfers away from the Emirates.
The list of possible departures also includes three other players who could well leave if decent offers come in. Santos, Djourou and possibly even Mannone may be made available for sale, making this summer looking like it will be one of the most interesting transfer windows for some time for the Arsenal.