Three Arsenal players set to leave club on a free this summer despite desperately seeking reinforcements this summer’s transfer window
The Spanish boss has earned plaudits during the 2021-22 season for developing an Arsenal squad mixed with young talent and experienced stars into serious top four contenders.
However, Arsenal are expected to lose three more players for free this summer’s transfer window.
Three Arsenal players set to leave club
The 22-year-old striker progressed through Arsenal’s academy ranks but has failed to cement a consistent spot in the starting line-up under Arteta.
Nketiah has only featured in 13 Premier League matches, with most of these outings coming from the bench.
The striker already has previous experience of life away from the Emirates. He endured a forgetful loan spell at Leeds United in the Championship in 2019-20.
“Eddie [Nketiah] knows how much I rate him and I would like him to stay at the club. He has the Arsenal DNA in his blood, and he loves the club so much. His reason is that he wants to play more football, and that’s a genuine reason, it’s nothing to do with anything else,” Arteta said on the situation in December 2021.
Elneny looked set to leave Arsenal in the January transfer window before Arteta blocked any potential move for the Egypt international according to the player’s agent.
Newcastle United, Leeds and Watford were all reportedly interested in signing the 29-year-old.
Goal journalist Charles Watts reported on his YouTube channel at the end of March that the midfielder will be on his way in the summer.
Elneny hasn’t been offered new terms which is no great surprise considering he’s only featured in seven Premier League matches this season.
Arteta has hinted that the club will offer Lacazette fresh terms at the end of the season, but the 30-year-old has been strongly linked with a return to Lyon when his current contract expires in July.
But while the France international has been criticised for some of his performances this season, he’s the only senior striker the Gunners have on their books at the moment.