Massive: Defender removed from Arsenal squad, club announcement expected soon

Sankha Ghosh / 28 August 2016

One Arsenal player appears to be odds-on to not remain at the Emirates as the transfer window approaches a close.

After being pressured by fans to spend, Arsene Wenger is now wrapping up a pair of deals for Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi which will cost £52.1m.

However, the Arsenal manager seems to have more business on the way with only four days remaining in the summer transfer window.

After saying goodbye to the likes of Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky in June, Wenger further trimmed his squad recently with the temporary departure of Joel Campbell on a season-long loan at Sporting Lisbon while Stuttgart have been allowed to borrow new signing Takuma Asano for a season.

And it now appears that the Gunners are preparing to confirm the exit of Mathieu Debuchy as well. Reports earlier this week suggested the Frenchman was in search of a new club after growing frustrated with lack of action as a back-up to Hector Bellerin.

Indeed, after being omitted from the Arsenal squad for every match so far this season, Debuchy is now no longer listed on the club’s official website for buying kits.

Debuchy currently earns a reported £70,000 a week with Arsenal, which, considering his age (30), the fact that he’s hardly fit and how off the pace he’s been recently, is a big lump.

Even though Galatasaray already showed interest on the Frenchman and are known for paying the most wages in the Turkish League, it would still be an unwanted expense.

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