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4 Players Arsenal could sell this summer to fund James Maddison signing and more

4 Players Arsenal could sell this summer to fund James Maddison signing and more

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Arsenal are quite active in the transfer market since the summer window opened, as they have already secured two signings.

Albert Sambi Lokonga and Nuno Tavares are the first signings Gunners have made, however, they are still in desperate search of a creative midfielder.

Leicester City’s James Maddison has been heavily linked with a north London move, Brighton’s Ben White and Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham.

So in order to secure the signings mentioned above Mikel Arteta must offload some players.

Here are four players, who could be on their way to the exit this summer.

Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette in action for Arsenal
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The Frenchman is in the final year of his Arsenal contract and is unlikely to sign an extension.

Lacazaette was Gunners top scorer last season with 17 goals, however, Arteta is giving more chance to the youngsters, in the name of Emile Smith-Rowe and Bukayo Saka, so it seems the departure for the striker will not be that late.

Granit Xhaka

Granit Xhaka drops huge Arsenal transfer hint amid Roma links
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Xhaka has been heavily linked with a move to Roma, since Jose Mourinho took charge at the Italian capital this summer.

It’s reported the the former Spurs boss is a big admirer of the Swiss international and wants to see him at his squad.

Xhaka himself isn’t against the move, so Arsenal would see the 28-year-old depart for a reported fee of a £30m.

Hector Bellerin

Hector Bellerin of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Arsenal and Olympiacos at Emirates Stadium on March 18, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around Europe remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)
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The 26-year-old has fallen out of favour for Arteta this season, having played three of Arsenal’s final 13 Premier League matches.

Barcelona are said to be interested in signing Bellerin and Gunners wouldn’t mind receiving £30m for the right-back, who is contracted at north London until 2023.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles

Ainsley Maitland-Niles sends four-word message ahead of Arsenal pre-season training
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After spending the second half of the last season at West Brom, Maitland-Niles has returned to Arsenal, being unable to help the Baggies to stay at the Premier League.

As Smith Rowe has signed a new contract at the Emirates and took the No. 10 shirt, the 23-year-old Maitland-Niles could be the youngster to see his way out from the north London.

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