EPL: Nine Arsenal Players Arteta Must Get Rid of This Summer
Former Arsenal player, Perry Groves, has urged Gunners manager Mikel Arteta to get rid of up to nine players this summer.
Arsenal was on Thursday knocked out of the Europa League in the round of 32 by away goals.
Arsenal won 1-0 at Olympiacos and were favourites to qualify, but lost 2-1 to the Greek side in the reverse fixture.
Fans had hoped the Gunners would win the tournament and use that as a route to the more lucrative UEFA Champions League.
Speaking to TalkSPORT after Arsenal’s first defeat in 2020, Perry Groves admits it won’t be easy to get rid of almost an entire lineup of players, but feels it would be the best decision.
“He needs to get rid of players. I thought it would be five or six, but I think you’re looking up to about nine players. [But] It is going to be impossible to get rid of them all in one go,” he said.
“This isn’t about talent, it’s not that they are not good players – David Luiz, (Shkrodan) Mustafi, Sokratis, (Dani) Ceballos is going to go anyway as he is on loan, Ozil, (Granit) Xhaka, (Calum) Chambers, (Mohamed) Elneny and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
“Mkhitaryan and Elneny are out on loan at this point anyway.”