Arsenal are ready to cash in on unwanted players, with rumours linking all of them out of the club.
Among these players are Nicolas Pepe, Bernd Leno, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Calum Chambers, Matteo Guendouzi, Dino Mavropanos, Lucas Torreira, Mohamed Elneny, Reiss Nelson, Hector Bellerin, Sead Kolasinac, Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares.
These players are rumoured to earn the club about £100m.
For Arteta, the departures of Aubameyang ⁸and Lacazette will clear an estimated £430,000 a week off the wage bill, enabling a star player to arrive at Emirates.
The likes of Folarin Balogun, Charlie Patino, Omari Hutchinson and Marcelo Flores are all prospering in the under-23s at Arsenal, and all of them are capable of making it into the first team next season.
In recent weeks, the north Londoners have been heavily linked with Serie A duo Dusan Vlahovic and Dejan Kulusevski. These two players would provide competition to Arteta’s current team and improve the club’s first XI, as well as improve the first-choice options available to the Gunners, the duo would cost a combined £120m.
Arsenal also need to strengthen their midfield, which has been tipped to be Frenkie De Jong as well as Arthur Melo. However, Jude Bellingham could be the long-term solution.
Last summer, Arsenal were the biggest buyers in the Premier League from a net spend perspective. It shows the club’s ownership is no stranger to putting their money where their mouth is, as they previously spent £72m on Nicolas Pepe out of their own pockets and paid the £45m for Thomas Partey’s release clause up front.