When Arsene Wenger was asked about any possible incoming transfers, he replied by saying that the squad has 33 players and they must offload more players before thinking of getting any more recruits.
Arsenal have already parted ways with Wojciech Szczęsny, Yaya Sananogo, Chris Willock, Dan Crowley, Kaylen Hinds, Stefan O’Connor and Gabriel Paulista this summer window while Emiliano Martinez, Carl Jenkinson, Takuma Asano and Cohen Bramall have been loaned out.
The Gunners are still expected to offload at least 3 more players before they announce their 3rd signing of the summer.
Lucas Perez has already handed in a transfer request due to his lack of chances in the first team after just signing for the North London club last summer. The Spanish striker favors a move back to Deportivo in spite of interest from several clubs throughout Europe.
Turkish side Galatasaray are interested in Keiran Gibbs, who is not expected to be part of Wenger’s plans for next season following the signing of Sead Kolasinac, who saw his move to Watford collapse as the left back was not ready to lower his wages (£80k/week).
Oxlade Chamberlain, Alexis Sanchez, and Mesut Ozil have all entered the final year of their contracts and Arsenal’s reluctance to ‘cash in before they go for free’ will be tested as we enter the final two weeks before the transfer deadline.
Amongst other players who have uncertain futures at the club are Jack Wilshere, Joel Campbell, Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers who might look to the exit door as they search for more regular first-team possibilities.