According to a report from Daily Mail Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kieran Gibbs, Calum Chambers and Carl Jenkinson could all be offloaded this summer as Arsene Wenger wants to bring inconsistent performers.
With the core of the home-grown squad most likely leaving, the Gunners will move forward with their mission to scout British stars under the age of 23.
Gibbs is the most likely to leave Arsenal with Leicester starlet Ben Chilwell remains a priority target for Wenger.
Injuries have really blighted his time with the first team and Nacho Monreal’s ever-improving form suggests Kieran doesn’t get a look in. But as a number twos go, however, he’s not that bad.
The question is will he want to stay when he’s not getting regular playing time?
Walcott and Oxlade-Chamberlain are both said to be frustrated by their lack of first-team football and could also be on their way out of the Emirates.
Walcott looks like he is just wasting his talent. The winger has become lazy, disinterested and is not a fraction of the player he believes he is in his own head. He is to some extent regressing and you would hardly find many Arsenal fans who would overly care if he is sold in the summer.
Ox is another one who has stalled and struggled with persistent injuries. His confidence was also at a very low point when he sustained the latest knock.
A loan spell with regular football might help him to rediscover his form, otherwise, Arsene Wenger has no option to justify how he can continue with Oxlade given his awful rate of return.
Southampton, West Ham, Manchester City, Liverpool all have shown interest on Oxlade-Chamberlin despite the Englishman battling a knee injury to be fit for the upcoming Euro.
The report also suggested Ramsey’s future is under scrutiny following a start-stop season for the Gunners. His starting place is under severe threat as Real Madrid’s German playmaker Toni Kroos and Borussia Monchengladbach’s star midfielder Granit Xhaka being monitored by Arsenal.
Injury looks to be a theme with Arsenal’s British core and with problematic hamstrings last season and an iffy thigh this term, Ramsey hasn’t yet delivered to the standard we know he is capable of.
Jenkinson and Chambers could also be shown the door and deemed surplus to requirements by Wenger after a frustrating season.
Jenks is a decent full-back but it is quite hard to see him becoming the number one, particularly not ahead of Hector Bellerin.
The knee injury he picked up in January might make it hard to find any takers when the summer window opens, but it’s very hard to see a future at the club for the lifelong Gooner.
Arsenal will return to Premier League action this Sunday when they host Crystal Palace at the Emirates.