As we tick towards the end of the transfer window, Arsenal will be looking to trim the squad.
With five new faces joining the squad, Arsenal’s transfer business seems complete.
After years of indecision in the transfer market, Arsenal completed their business early, and go into the final few days of the transfer market in a pretty comfortable position.
The Gunners are now listening to offers for their players and according to the The London Evening Standard, Unai Emery has informed Danny Welbeck that the club are willing to listen to offers for the England international.
Following their summer spending, Arsenal want to clear Welbeck’s £115,000-a-week off the wage bill, and in reality, it could be a good move for Arsenal.
Since he arrived in 2014 from Manchester United, Welbeck has shown plenty effort, but unfortunately not enough end product.
Last year, he recorded his highest goal tally (five) in the league for the Gunners, and has never fulfilled the talent he showed at Old Trafford.
Moreover, the former Man United man only has one year left on his current deal, and Arsenal probably won’t offer him a new deal this year, unless he takes a reduction in pay.
With Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang taking up the first and second-choice spots up top, Welbeck’s chances of starting or even being second-choice seem pretty unlikely – a move away appears to be in his best interests.
Ultimately, Emery has both Welbeck and indeed Lucas Perez as his possible third-choice strikers, with Spaniard himself having also been linked with a move away in recent times.
The 29-year-old spent last season on loan at Deportivo La Coruna and bagged nine times for the Spanish outfit over the course of the campaign, thus furthering the glimpses of promise he showed during his first season at Arsenal the campaign before.
Clearly, Arsenal simply shouldn’t sell both players or they will be destroying their own depth, which is why they have to retain £6.75 million-rated Perez (as per Transfermarkt) if Welbeck does indeed leave the Emirates Stadium this summer.
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