Preserve, promote, or mortgage? 9 Arsenal gamers Arteta must resolve on on this switch window
Arsenal are likely to have had a busy summer with Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga joining them while other big names should follow soon.
The Gunners had a nightmare season in the 2020-21 season, so it’s not surprising that Mikel Arteta is heralding the changes as players are likely to continue to be in and out of the Emirates Stadium for the coming weeks.
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It’s not clear if Arsenal will do all of the business it wants, especially when there are some tough decisions to be made in some departments.
Read on as we look at nine members of this AFC squad whose futures are far from clear, while also giving our judgment on whether the club should try to keep, sell, or borrow them …
A good servant for Arsenal for a number of years, but it’s fair to say that Hector Bellerin didn’t really develop into the player he looked like he could have been.
The Spanish right-back was great when he first stepped on stage as a youngster but injuries have held him back in recent years and it’s hard to imagine Arsenal couldn’t do a bit better in this area of the pitch.
If he stays he could recover and be successful, but for now we say we TO SELL could be the best for all parties here.
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A decent player in his day, but Alexandre Lacazette didn’t impress everyone during his time at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners will surely be running out of time selling it for a decent fee. So is it probably something they’re chasing, or is it worth staying around a little longer as a squad player?
It’s not an easy decision but given the lack of transfer gossip about the Frenchman, we expect Arsenal to do it TO KEEP him for the time being.
This is another tricky point as Ainsley Maitland-Niles is clearly a useful squad player because of his versatility, but he might feel like he wants to move on.
It’s hard to imagine that the 23-year-old is likely to become a regular soon, but Arsenal could do well not to lose him permanently.
In theory, the simple solution would be: LOAN Maitland-Niles is out, Arteta then gets the opportunity to watch him again after another season in which he can play more and gain experience at the highest level.