As the January exodus continues, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta puts ‘two more up for sale.’
More players from Mikel Arteta’s squad could be moved by Arsenal.
According to reports, Arsenal will ‘consider’ transfer offers for Calum Chambers and Pablo Mari later this month.
Mikel Arteta is understood to be willing to let the pair leave in January because they have struggled to find playing time at the Emirates Stadium.
Gabriel Magalhaes and Ben White are Arteta’s preferred centre-back pairing.
The Gunners have had a lot of success with a more consistent back-line partnership.
Chambers and Mari, on the other hand, are vying for more opportunities to play.
Since August, neither player has appeared in the Premier League.
They’ve also been told that they’re free to leave during the January window.
Any offers for the pair will be ‘considered,’ according to Sky Sports.
Arteta would most likely be able to make room for a couple of signings if the two outcasts were sold.
Prior to the 2022-23 season, the Spaniard could lose all three of his senior striking options.
Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah’s contracts expire in June, and they don’t appear to be any closer to signing new ones.
Crystal Palace and Bayern Leverkusen have been linked with Nketiah.
He can sign a pre-contract with the latter in anticipation of a summer switch.
Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyang’s Arsenal career also appears to be fading.
The former club captain, who is currently with Gabon ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations, has been told he can leave this month, according to Sky Sports.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles is expected to leave north London for Roma.
The 24-year-old will spend the rest of the season on loan in Serie A.
On Friday, Arteta said of the move, “Ainsley came to me and explained why he thought the best thing for him and his career was to move away.”
“He thought it would be a good idea to go to Rome and work with Jose [Mourinho].”
“He was entitled to that opportunity, given the number of minutes he’s played.”
We wish him nothing but the best.
“We’re short in midfield right now, but that shouldn’t be the only reason to keep the team together.”
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