The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern are feeling very excited about the rest of the season…
The Gunners started the season with a win against Leicester City, and with one trophy already in the cabinet, things are looking pretty good at the Emirates.
They’ve recruited well over the summer, and with the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac looking good, it’s clear that Arsene Wenger has done a good job over the last few months.
However, it appears as though everything at Arsenal isn’t as rosy as it seems, and whilst most clubs are struggling at present with a lack of incomings, it appears as though the Gunners are struggling to offload a few unwanted members of their squad.
According to the Mirror, Arsenal are trying to reduce the size of their squad this summer, but are having trouble shifting on a few of their players. This, it is said, is affecting their ability to recruit effectively, and so they could be forced into making a big money sale instead. This is where, potentially, Chelsea could reportedly come in – with the Blues ready to bring in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for a pretty sizeable fee.
In way, this is a pretty good problem for Wenger to have, with the Frenchman unlikely to have any depth issues like Antonio Conte does at Chelsea, but this is clearly a far from ideal situation.
The prospect of losing Oxlade-Chamberlain is a concerning one, in particular, with the Englishman impressing.
Arsenal’s problem at present is that whilst their squad is large, very few of the players that the club would be open to selling are good enough to play for a top team.
As a result, smaller clubs that would otherwise be interested could be priced out, and this is a problem.
Whilst selling the Ox is a far from ideal situation, unless the Gunners – and their fringe players – reduce their demands, they may struggle to find suitors.
Arsenal fans – thoughts?
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