Arsenal are in a transition phase with new manager Mikel Arteta. Men from Spain who are trying to change the club’s ethos and the way they play. Arteta wants Arsenal to play fast, attacking football and with a solid defense structure. This is a style of play that hasn’t existed at the Emirates Stadium for years.
In order for the new Arsenal manager to bring change at the club, he must bring in a player who fits his philosophy. In addition, Arteta also had to get rid of a number of players. Some players in the current squad are not deemed fit for Arsenal. Player sales can also be useful to increase the transfer of funds to bring better players.
Here are five players who have had to sell Arsenal in the transfer market this summer as Madaboutepl reported.
Arsenal’s defense looks very embarrassing over the past few years. This is an area that Arteta needs to repair in the summer. One really poor defender is Shkodran Mustafi. The German players performed very poorly in the last four seasons and made many mistakes which caused Arsenal to concede important goals.
The 27-year-old has no future in north London. With the contract expiring in 2021, Arteta must sell it in the summer to get money to find better players.
When Arsenal recruited David Luiz from Chelsea ahead of the 2019-20 season, many fans felt it was a big gamble. Brazil has good times in the Premier League, but it is also a very bad time to survive.
It is clear that Luiz gambling has not been paid because it looks so far from expectations. The Gunners must make amends and let it go in the summer. Luiz still has a year and a half contract with Arsenal. However, the 32-year-old was already past Prime and failed to provide peace in the backline.
Mesut Ozil is a figure capable of breaking the opinions of Arsenal supporters. Some of the Gooners love for creativity that he has an offer in the final third, but others don’t like it because of his weak playing style and not enough to contribute to the team.
The German midfielder is clearly the most creative player in the Gunners squad. However, Ozil has not scored or made many assists this season to justify the huge salary he earned.
As Mustafi and Luiz, Ozil’s contract also ends in 2021. The Gunners do not have to be offered new contracts and players must be sold in the summer so they can bring in better players.
Mikel Arteta before arriving at the club, Granit Xhaka is likely to leave Arsenal after a fight with the fans. But the midfielder finally survived in January and is now an important part of the team.
Xhaka is in a good performance to play with Lucas Torreira. However, if you look at the past, it’s only a matter of time before other players make a fatal mistake. The Swiss midfielder will go on sale in the summer. The Gunners must bring in players who are better than Xhaka to strengthen the midfield.
Another area that needs improvement is the remaining defense. Kieran Tierney was recruited by Arsenal ahead of the 2019-20 season, but injuries limited his appearance. Meanwhile, Sead Kolašinac has not shown his best performance with Arsenal. Bosnia and Herzegovina is also often plagued with injuries and that greatly affects the appearance.
Kolasinac hasn’t been able to meet expectations since being recruited by Arsenal in 2017 and hasn’t contributed much to attack or defense. The Gunners need to sell and buy backs that can strengthen defense and ju