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5 Arsenal players who no longer have a purpose at the Emirates

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15 Apr 2013, 19:03 IST

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Disclaimer: The opinions or player selections that appear here are the author’s opinion and do not necessarily reflect those of Sportskeeda.

Eventually, players find themselves out of favour at their respective clubs. The reasons can be many – the arrival of a better player for the same position, stagnancy, disagreement over a contract etc.

In recent years, Arsenal have been quiet in the transfer window. The club has a fixed wage budget and the top players struggle to break £100,000 a week in wages.

There are many players in the Arsenal current line-up who seem to be lost. Perhaps Arsene Wenger can get rid of these players and increase the transfer budget so that he can get better players that strengthen the team.

Abou Diaby

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29:  Arsenal's Abou Diaby in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on September 29, 2012 in London, England.

The Frenchman has spent most of his Arsenal career being injured. Diaby was tipped to be one of the greatest players but after a horrific tackle by Dan Smith in 2006 that broke his leg, his career has gone downhill. He did show glimpses of his capabilities whenever he played a match. With brilliant tackling and dribbling skills, Diaby was one player Arsenal always wanted to shine for them.

But it appears that he will never get over his injuries and for that reason, his time at the Emirates should end.

Marouane Chamakh


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The Moroccan was signed in 2010 and was labelled as the ‘poor man’s Ronaldo’. He did have a bright start with the Gunners but success soon faded away. Chamakh was brought in to replace Robin van Persie whenever the Dutchman was injured. However, Chamakh failed to impress the fans and his manager and was loaned to West Ham United. The loss of Chamakh won’t affect the fans and the team and therefore, he should be cashed upon.

Chu-Young Park

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The South Korean was expected to shine after his signing in 2011. But he went on to make only a total of six appearances in Arsenal colours before being loaned out to Spanish side Celta Vigo. Wenger must have seen something in the striker that impressed him because it goes down as the strangest signing that the Frenchman has ever made.


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The Brazilian has been away on loan at Sao Paulo, in his home country, and has not played a game for Arsenal since 2011. Denilson has also expressed his desire to stay at Sao Paulo and doesn’t want to return to Arsenal. Parting ways would be a mutually beneficial decision for both club and player.

Nicklas Bendtner

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Bendtner is one of those players that Arsenal fans won’t miss. He has scored some goals for Arsenal but he lacks self confidence and has often played poorly. Currently on loan at Juventus, the present strikers at Arsenal are far better compared to him. Keeping him will only affect the pay roll, so it would be wise to sell him.

Disclaimer: The opinions or player selections that appear here are the author’s opinion and do not necessarily reflect those of Sportskeeda.

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