Wilshere, Sanchez, Ozil & OX to join 6 other Gunners stars to leave this summer

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All signs point to there being a major overhaul at Arsenal this summer.

What ever happens with Arsene Wenger’s future, it seems certain that there will be several high profile exits at the club following a disappointing campaign in the Premier League.

So who are the players who are definitely heading for the Emirates exit door and whose futures remain up in the air?

Players most likely to leave:

Mathieu Debuchy

The French defender has had a disastrous time of things since he arrived from Newcastle in 2014.

Injuries, then the emergence of Hector Bellerin, saw him fall way down the pecking order and he has been firmly out in the cold for some time now.

He sill trains every day, but is not even considered for selection – even when injuries have forced Arsene Wenger to play Gabriel at right back.

Debuchy still has two years remaining on his contract in north London – but a summer exit appears a certainty.

Lucas Perez

Arrived last summer for £17 million with many hoping he would be the central striker Arsenal have been crying out for.

But despite some promising performances and a decent goal record, he has barely been given a chance by Arsene Wenger.

Perez has spoken of his frustrations at Arsenal in the Spanish media and hinted that a return to Deportivo La Coruna was a possibility.

Arsenal would certainly not stand in his way this summer should he decide to head back to Spain.

Carl Jenkinson

A player who really should have gone in January.

He had a £7 million move to Crystal Palace all lined up – but the deal broke down when he failed to agree personal terms.

Like Debuchy, he has continued to train with the first team but has not been considered for selection.

Has to move on this summer to further his career.

David Ospina

The Columbia international almost left last summer, but was convinced by Arsene Wenger to stay for another year.

He did that by promising Ospina starts in the cup competitions and the Champions League – but even that will not be enough to keep hold of the experienced stopper this time around

The 28-year-old does not want to spend another year as second choice and will look to move on.

Yaya Sanogo

The young French striker has never made the grade since joining from Auxerre in 2013.

Several loan spells have failed to see him kick on with his career and he will leave the Emirates at the end of the season when his contract expires.

Joel Campbell

Sent out on loan once again this season Joel Campbell will return to Arsenal again this summer.

But it’s highly unlikely the Costa Rica international will force his way into Arsene Wenger’s plans for the 2017/18 campaign.

He has not had the best of seasons at Sporting Lisbon and a permanent move away from the Emirates is expected.

Players with their futures unclear and could likely leave:

Calum Chambers

The young England defender has enjoyed a fine season on loan at Middlesbrough, despite their relegation to the Championship.

When fit he was a near ever present at Boro – something that will clearly not be the case when he returns to Arsenal.

And with Rob Holding’s emergence this season, Chambers could find himself way down the pecking order in north London so a move could be an appealing proposition for him.

Kieran Gibbs

The Arsenal left-back is also facing a major decision this summer.

Having been at the club since he was a child, Gibbs must decide whether he wants to leave in search of regular first-team football.

He has lost his place to Nacho Monreal in recent seasons and the seemingly imminent arrival of Sead Kolasinac could push him even down the pecking order at the Emirates.

Jack Wilshere

The summer promises to be D-Day for Wilshere at Arsenal.

Having broken his leg again during his loan spell at Bournemouth this season, the England star faces another spell in the treatment room.

But with his contract also expiring next summer, a decision needs to be made as to what is best for the midfielder’s future.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Arguably Arsenal’s best player of 2017, certainly their most improved.

The England international is finally realising his potential – but is out of contract in the summer of 2018.

Talks are not planned until the summer and Liverpool are said to be very keen to take him to Anfield.

Mesut Ozil

The German is in the same position as Sanchez – although he doesn’t appear to have the same amount of top clubs chasing him.

Ozil has always maintained that he wants to stay in London and that he will start talks over extending his stay once the season is over.

But doubts remain whether Arsenal will be able to afford to keep the former Real Madrid man.

Alexis Sanchez

Out of contract in 2018, this summer will be key to deciding Sanchez’s future.

Arsenal want him to stay, with some reports claiming they are willing to offer the Chile international £300,000 a week to remain in north London.

But with Chelsea, Manchester City, PSG, Juventus and Bayern Munich all circling, Sanchez faces a huge decision once contract talks with Arsenal resume at the end of the season.

 

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