The Gunners are currently in the midst of their most impressive season since the Arsene Wenger era. Their squad is extremely strong this year – but how many Arsenal players are out of contract in the summer?
At the end of every season, football clubs must make the difficult decision to choose who remains. Several high-profile players at teams such as Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool will see their contracts come to an end in June.
Currently, Arsenal have two players whose contracts are set to expire in the summer. Would you like to see either of them remain at the club?
Mohamed Elneny joined Arsenal all the way back in 2016 – he came in with plenty of promise, but has never really lived up to it. Now, aged 30, it could be time for his Gunners journey to reach its end.
The Egyptian has made 88 appearances for Arsenal in the Premier League, scoring just one goal. His energy and passing ability could never be understated, however.
He provided a reliable backup option for the Gunners and continues to do so. He can effectively slot into the majority of midfield roles, whether he be required to box-to-box, as a playmaker or as a holding player.
Elneny isn’t necessarily done at Arsenal, though. The club do have the option to extend his contract for another year, but they have yet to do so.
Reiss Nelson’s story is ultimately a tragic one – when he first started out, he had all the potential in the world. Sadly, injuries and inconsistent runs in the first team have seemingly prevented him for reaching the level many expected him to.
Nelson is an Arsenal academy product, joining back when he was just nine years old. He’s been with the club ever since, making 25 appearances for the senior team and scoring three Premier League goals.
He’s even scored this season, when he netted a brace against Nottingham Forest. Unfortunately, Nelson has had wretched luck with injuries – he’s currently out with a hamstring problem and has no set return date.
Should Arsenal choose to let the 23-year-old go in the summer, he will be a perpetual ‘what could have been’ figure at the Emirates Stadium. Given his medical record, it seems unlikely that he will stay in North London after the summer.