Mikel Arteta is now ready to sell three Arsenal players in order to raise funds this summer – Granit Xhaka, Kieran Tierney and Folarin Balogun.
It looks like the Gunners will fall short of winning the Premier League title this season. Manchester City are in the driving seat now after our defeat on Wednesday. That game showed we still have a lot to improve.
Strengthening our squad this summer is a priority, and Arteta and Edu have some tough decisions to make.
Arsenal are ready to sell Granit Xhaka, Kieran Tierney and Folarin Balogun
Arsenal‘s priority target this summer is West Ham United captain Declan Rice, while Brighton and Hove Albion’s Moises Caicedo is still on our wish list as well.
Those two players alone will cost an absolute fortune – potentially a combined fee as high as £150 million. That could likely be most of our budget this summer, which complicates things as Arsenal need to strengthen other areas of the pitch too.
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That’s probably why Arteta and Edu are thinking about selling a few of our players to raise funds this summer.
Those three players could bring in a substantial amount of money to help us with incomings.
Balogun and Tierney going is not really a surprise as neither player will be the first-choice at Arsenal next season. Xhaka, however, is a big surprise.
Yes, the Swiss international is 30 years old already and players like Rice or Caicedo can take his place in the side if we sign either or both of them this summer.
However, it is a shock to learn that Arsenal are ready to listen to offers to sell him after the incredibly impressive season he has had in the Premier League this term.
Xhaka’s stock is higher now than it was last summer. Perhaps, that’s why we’re ready to cash in on him.