Arsenal ‘Willing To Listen To Offers’ For FOUR Senior Players

By on April 8, 2014

Arsenal are ready to sell four senior squad players this summer with Olivier Giroud, Lukas Podolski, Thomas Vermaelen and Nacho Monreal all tipped to make moves at the end of the season.

It’s gearing up to be a frantic summer of transfer activity at the Emirates with the club having around £100m to spend on new talent, and it seems the coffers could be further boosted by the sale of some valuable assets.

The Daily Mail are reporting that striker Olivier Giroud upset Arsene Wenger following allegations that he invited a model to his hotel room the night before our game with Crystal Palace earlier in the season, and the boss is now supposedly ready to listen to offers for the 27-year-old.

I’m not sure how much I buy into this, as Arsene has been a huge advocate of Giroud’s and clearly rates him as he choose to go the entire season with him as our only ‘proper’ striker. I’m sure he was disappointed by Giroud’s actions, and he showed it by dropping him for a couple of key games when the news broke about him hooking up with the model, but I’m not convinced the player will be sold as a result.

However, the Mail seem confident the former Montpellier man is on the market and could be joined out the exit door by fellow forward Lukas Podolski. This one isn’t such a surprise as it’s widely expected that the German will leave this summer after a difficult season that’s seen him regularly left out of the team.

I will be sad to see him go if he does end up leaving, as I still feel he’s a valuable member of the squad who gives us a real threat in attack, but he’s at an age when he needs to be playing regularly and I’m not sure he’ll get that next season with us.

Thomas Vermaelen is another player who’s likely to be off after losing his place in the starting eleven, and it’s going to be a difficult task to find someone as accomplished as the Belgian to be our third-choice centre-back next season.

The final player the Mail claim will leave this summer is surprisingly left-back Nacho Monreal. The newspaper suggests the Spaniard is growing frustrated at playing second-fiddle to Kieran Gibbs and could push for a move at the end of the season.

I’d be hugely surprised if this was to happen as Nacho seems fairly content at the club and we’ve not heard a word from him moaning about a lack of playing time or anything like that, but we’ll have to see what happens in the summer.

With Lukasz Fabianski, Emiliano Viviano, Bacary Sagna (possibly) and Nicklas Bendtner also set to leave this summer, it looks like the squad overhaul is going to be pretty drastic this summer. I’m sure much will hinge on whether Arsene stays or goes as well, and the sooner that situation is resolved the better for everyone.



  1. Joel

    April 8, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    They should add the defensively naiive and physically brittle Kieran Gibbs, and the flyweight and ineffective Santi Cazorla to that list.Although to be perfectly honest without any form of team strategy,guidance and leadership only matched by an inappropriate formation the constituent parts of this current Arsenal side has little bearing upon it’s likely success…or should I say lack of it!!

    • Spone

      April 9, 2014 at 2:50 pm

      Gibbs is a really good player and is not defensively naive. He may be brittle but he’s been one of our most consistent players for over a year now.

  2. ruf

    April 8, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    beware of blundering into a Spud 2013/4. the four players above plus bentner is just about right. even with a new guffer. the idea of a starting a team from scratch is suicidal. iam sure carzola is still good with a good squad arround. the problem at the moment is too much dead wood mascarading as premiership players but i think carzola is above avaerage. at yesterday’s showing both vermallen and monreal can even be given away for free. giroud is a waste of space and we know bentner. he is a good player, but not at a top four club. he could do wonders at the likes of stoke with his headers.

  3. ClockEndRider

    April 8, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    God almighty you people make me laugh.
    Do you know that the word gullible isn’t actually in the Oxford English Dictionary.

  4. polo

    April 8, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    You can add arsene wenger to that list.. do us all a favour please…

  5. The Cabbie

    April 8, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    All be down to the last half hour when we get one on a free another on loan and still have six players we don`t want

  6. Billy bee

    April 8, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Why do cabbies always have tell people they are cabbies

  7. We want our Arsenal back

    April 9, 2014 at 1:58 am

    I didn’t see Arteta on that list.

  8. Czar

    April 9, 2014 at 5:16 am

    I really think more should leave- Arteta,Sagna,Gibbs.If he sticks with the lot it will be groundhog day.

  9. bookaus

    April 9, 2014 at 6:30 am

    Typical daily heil 5hit-stirring to give itself a break from tossing off Mansouri city, spuds, and the chavs.

  10. Mohamed B Jalloh

    April 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

    I Think That Is Right For Arsene Wenger To Sign Macho Verrati/Cassilas/Morata And Mandzukich

  11. Delford Magaya

    April 9, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Do not listen to the media, they always want to confuse people. Arsenal should continue to fight hard and win something at the end of the season. No players is leaving Arsenal. those are people who have no news to write, so please do not take them serious, they do not know what they are doing.

    • roy kangwa

      April 9, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      Please on that list just get rid of useless striker we have giroud that is not a striker maybe he should try to play golf

  12. alex kioko

    April 9, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    arteta,gibbs and flamini should also go

  13. Mike

    April 9, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    “Willing to listen to offers”. “Ready to sell”. “Tipped to make moves”. “Supposely ready to listen to offers”. “Could be joined out of the exit door”. “Likely to be off”. “Could push for amove”.

    Can you clarify please, there appears to be nothing to report. And you might as well just make it up rather than citing the Daily Mail which is possibly the worst sports paper in existence. Any chance you might try and substantiate claims rather than blindly repeating them?

  14. Miki

    April 9, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    The medias are not serious,it,s not dia foult but wenger dat is toying wit people destiny,until tins hapend we dont believe again,but if de repent dis time de should change dis players wit de following,girud,bent,ateta,fabiaski,with lukaku,morata,or coster,song,casilas,williams

    • naked goon

      April 9, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      what the fook are you trying to say pal?

  15. hamoonga

    April 9, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    please sell them even now please coz we want classy players now

  16. hamoonga

    April 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    sorry on the list u forgot about MIKEL ARTETA please

  17. Wolfgang

    April 9, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    I agree with Polo of adding to Wenger to the list.
    I hope he has read every fans comments abut his tactics and

  18. joe a

    April 9, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    this prof should win fa cup and go. he wil end bringing in the the likes of giroud and sanogo dat cannot help.

  19. Chinonso

    April 9, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Offload is nesseccary for the clubs growth only if replace must be made.nasri,fabrigas,song,even rvp are al being missed

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  21. etimigba nathaniel pere

    April 14, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    wen arsenal wenger is done wengering with our chest make him add him name for the fairy list nd mind you dis are d new names on d list, wenger,giroud,podolski,arteta,flamini,diaby,viviano,sagna.. Nd d new ones to come in should be balotelli,mandzukic,konoplyanka,arshleyWilliams,schneiderlin, kallstrom2stay,verattti,lavezzi… We nid to ve anoda first eleven on the bench too, nd dats what makes a team feared like mancity…

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