Arsenal transfer news: Mikel Arteta wants to sell five players in January


The Gunners’ manager reportedly wants to use the funds generated by sales to fund Their moves and strengthen his side ahead of the 2 nd half of the season.

Mikel Arteta wants to sell five players in the January transfer window as the Arsenal manager claims ‘we cannot sustain’ the numbers currently at the club, per Daily Mail .

The first of the six players who will be shown the door in the winter transfer window is left-back Sead Kolasinac. The former Schalke full-back has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates this season and is close to sealing a permanent transfer to the Bundesliga outfit next month.

He is expected to be followed out the door by the likes of Mesut Ozil and Calum Chambers. Ozil has been out of the squad since making comments about China, whereas former Southampton full-back Chambers, like his teammate Kolasinac, isn’t rated highly by the Arsenal manager.

The next two players who are expected to be on the Arsenal chopping block in January are center-backs William Saliba and Sokratis Papastathopolous. Saliba hasn’t started a Premier League game for Arsenal since joining them from Lille in the summer and is eyeing a loan move next month, whereas the arrival of Gabriel Magalhaes in the summer has contributed to both him and Sokratis feeling unwanted at the Gunners.

Mustafi is expected to join Barcelona next month

As Ligalive reported earlier this month, Mustafi is reportedly eyeing a transfer to Barcelona after his agent held talks with the Camp Nou outfit to discuss a potential move for his client. The Germany international is only one of the six players mentioned here who are sure to leave next month.

That’s mainly Mustafi is currently in the last few months of his Arsenal contract and will leave the Gunners on a free in the summer – an option which isn’t appealing for Arsenal for obvious reasons, which is why they are expected to cash-in on the German in January.

A DIFFERENT LIGALIVE VIDEO STORY?

Who is Nile John? Everything you need to know about the Tottenham Hotspur youngster
Who is Nile John? Everything you need to know about the Tottenham Hotspur youngster
Juan Mata to leave Man Utd: Solskjaer ‘isn’t surprised’ three top clubs are vying for the Spaniard’s signature
Juan Mata to leave Man Utd: Solskjaer ‘isn’t surprised’ three top clubs are vying for the Spaniard’s signature
David De Gea sends emotional message to Alisson Becker after Liverpool goalkeeper’s dad dies
David De Gea sends emotional message to Alisson Becker after Liverpool goalkeeper’s dad dies
Jules Kounde to Man Utd? Red Devils make transfer decision about the Sevilla center-back
Jules Kounde to Man Utd? Red Devils make transfer decision about the Sevilla center-back

Mesut Ozil - Player Profile

Arsenal transfer news: Mikel Arteta wants to sell six players in January
Ozil hasn't featured for Arsenal since making comments about China (Image Copyright: imago images / ZUMA Wire)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta admits that there is some negativity in players following a poor run-of-form in Premier League.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta admits that there is some negativity in players following a poor run-of-form in Premier League.

LIgalivenet Premium-Services

LIGALIVEPLUS

I’d like to invite you to become Ligaliveplus member. Getting smarter, being entertained, spotting deals. Coming soon.

CLOSELOOKNET

The dossier site. Global content for global people. Top content for top subjects.

AKTE BUNDESLIGA

Dossiers for lover and hater. Triumphs, tragedies, embarrassments, victories of all Bundesliga clubs.