11 players Arsenal could sell in summer transfer window

  • Arsenal are set for a busy summer transfer window
  • Gunners will need to sell several players to facilitate incomings
  • Club aiming to take the next step to usurp Manchester City
The former Man City boys could be on the move this summer
The former Man City boys could be on the move this summer / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages
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5. Albert Sambi Lokonga

Albert Sambi Lokonga
Lokonga impressed on loan at Luton / Richard Pelham/GettyImages

Lokonga knows it's time to move on. He arrived at Arsenal two years ago with plenty of promise, but he struggled to gain any rhythm in north London.

Lokonga's loan at Luton showed he's capable of competing at the highest level, and some might regard him as an upgrade over another player on this list - one we'll get to next.

However, with Arsenal poised to make more midfield moves this summer, it'd be best for the Belgian's career to depart.

The Gunners will doubtlessly receive interest.

6. Thomas Partey

Thomas Partey
Saudi clubs are keen on Partey / Visionhaus/GettyImages

The perpetually unavailable Partey missed the vast majority of 2023/24 before returning to the side for the final few games of the season. The Ghanaian showed off his value on occasions, but there were times when the midfielder looked considerably off the pace.

He can be got at in the build-up, and he's no longer the athlete he once was when covering in defensive transition. Games can pass him by.

Many supporters would be content with moving on from the 30-year-old this summer while Arsenal can still garner a decent fee. Saudi Arabia beckons.

7. Emile Smith Rowe

Emile Smith Rowe
Smith Rowe appeared off the bench on the final day / Catherine Ivill - AMA/GettyImages

God, it pains me. It really does.

The man responsible for igniting the Mikel Arteta era may be a Gunner no more come the start of the 2024/25 season. The Spaniard has been keen to give Smith Rowe a chance, although opportunities have been fleeting since he returned from surgery midway through the 2022/23 season.

There were bright sparks in 2023/24, but nothing to ESR can emerge as a regular again. The project seems to have passed him by, and I think he even knows it deep down.

A Smith Rowe sale would certainly aid Arsenal on the Financial Fair Play front, if that's still a concern for the club.

8. Fabio Vieira

Fábio Vieira
The Portuguese playmaker barely featured for the Gunners / Visionhaus/GettyImages

2023/24 was meant to be the boom year for Fabio Vieira. His debut season was hindered by an early injury, and the diminutive playmaker offered enough to suggest an emergence was around the corner.

However, Vieira was nothing short of a spare part in year two. He played a whopping 450 minutes and recorded a mere four goal contributions.

There are concerns over his physicality - or lack thereof - with the manager clearly not yet trusting the former Porto star. A red card against Burnley, as well as a lengthy injury midway through the season, didn't help his cause, mind.

I think the club should be tempted to sell if a reasonable offer arrives.

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