Arsenal: major cleaning in sight, an ex-L1 star targeted


Leader of the Premier League, Arsenal will try to strengthen themselves in several positions (midfielder, winger, scorer) next summer. But the English club would also like to part with many undesirables, currently in the workforce or on loan in other formations.

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According to information from Sun, they are several to be able to be afraid for their contract with Arsenal. If the group is running well and performing well this season, some elements are no longer desired in the workforce. This is particularly the case for many loans, including one playing at Olympique de Marseille. Successful at the start of the season with the French club (32 games, 6 goals), Nuno Tavares (23) now annoys a lot, to the point that the management of OM is asking serious questions about the player’s future at the 2nd of Ligue 1. For its part, Arsenal intends to separate from the Portuguese, and will be attentive to possible offers for its left side under contract for two years, according to the Sun.

Six players towards the exit

Same story for many other elements on loan: Pablo Mari, transferred to Monza, will not be retained, as will Cedric Soares (at Fulham), Alex Runarsson (at Alyanaspor) and Albert Sambi Lokonga (at Crystal Palace). For his part, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who plays at AS Roma until the end of the season, is out of contract in June 2023 with Arsenal and will not return to the Gunners no matter what.

Finally, Arsenal’s technical and sporting management is wondering about the cases of Folarin Balogun, on loan to Reims and who is popular in L1, as well as Rob Holding (18 games played) and Kieran Tierney (28 games this season), in the squad of Mikel Arteta this season.

The Pepe case

Finally, the Gunners intend to separate from the Ivorian Nicolas Pépé. Recruited at a golden price (80M euros) in the summer of 2019, the winger, disappointing in England, was loaned to OGC Nice this season. The former Lille player is having a decent season (25 games, 8 goals, 1 assist), but not enough to seduce Arsenal, who do not want to continue the adventure with the Ivorian international (35 caps, 9 goals), under contract for another year.

It remains to be seen whether training will manifest itself for Nicolas Pépé, estimated at 22 million euros by Transfermarkt.

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