Wenger Needs to Sell More Players

Filed under Premier League, Transfers


Arsenal transfer activities this summer have not been as fruitful as expected by Arsene Wenger. The London club has been silent in the market since the club-record signing of Alexandre Lacazatte from Lyon.

The FA Cup holder’s attempt to sign Thomas Lemar from Monaco have been met with hard stance from the French champion, although recent reports claim Arsenal could still snap him up before the window closes.

However, Wenger is faced with a squad that can only boast of numerical strength but lack the requisite quality as the season begins.

Wenger obviously wants to sign more players but his already bloated squad seems to be the hindrance as their wages will take a toll on the club.

The Gunners’ boss has failed in his attempts to offload some players that are no longer a part of his plans, but are on lucrative contract and not willing to take a pay-cut to leave the Emirates Stadium.

Presently, Arsenal have 29 players in the first-team, of which 25 are internationals, and many of them are not deemed to be necessary.

The likes of Mathiue Debuchy, Kierian Gibbs, Carl Jekinson and Calum Chambers should have been offloaded.

Arsenal remain a team that pride in quantity instead of quality. Aaron Ramsey, Francis Coquelin and Gabriel Paulista have all failed to establish themselves as players with title-winning credentials.

The transfer window is still few weeks away from closing, releasing surplus players will help deflate the team for better achievements.


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