5 players Arsenal should look to sell this summer

Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta
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Arsenal have come under a lot of scrutiny for their league performances this season. Following a poor run of form, the Gunners currently sit in 10th place in the Premier League.

The Gunners are likely to miss out on qualification for the Champions League for a fourth season in a row unless they are able to win the Europa League. Arsenal are in the semi-finals of the European competition and will face Villareal in the second leg of the tie next week.

There have been some positives to take from the current campaign, with young players such as Emille Smith-Rowe and Bukayo Saka having impressive seasons.

However, many Arsenal players have been too inconsistent this season. Let's take a look at 5 players Mikel Arteta should look to sell this summer for the Gunners to improve.

#5 David Luiz

Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League
Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

David Luiz's transfer to Arsenal in the summer of 2019 came as a shock to many Arsenal fans. Signing a player who was 33 at the time did not go down well with many Arsenal fans, especially with the team desperately in need of defensive reinforcements.

There is no doubt that David Luiz has had a remarkable career but it is clear that the Brazilian is well past his prime. He is a player who must be sold this summer so that Arsenal can improve their backline.

#4 Lucas Torreira

Aston Villa v Arsenal FC - Premier League
Aston Villa v Arsenal FC - Premier League

There were high hopes for Lucas Torreira when he joined Arsenal from Sampdoria in 2018. However, things have not gone as planned for the Uruguayan. Torreira has enjoyed some good periods at Arsenal but Mikel Arteta sent the player out on loan to Atletico Madrid, where he has struggled to make an impact.

According to the Metro, Torreira's father has urged the player to leave Arsenal in the summer.

#3 Matteo Guendouzi

Matteo Guendouzi
Matteo Guendouzi

Matteo Guendouzi is the perfect example of a young player who seemed destined for greatness at Arsenal but sabotaged his own career.

Guendozi had a brilliant first season at Arsenal, playing an important role in the 2018/19 campaign. His performances even earned him a call-up to the French national team.

However, the young Frenchman was getting into a lot of trouble off the pitch at Arsenal, with multiple reports of arguments with players as well as club staff. These issues resulted in the player joining Hertha Berlin on loan for the season. Guendozi is unlikely to be a part of Mikel Arteta's plans for next season and should be sold in the summer.

#2 Willian

Leicester City v Arsenal - Premier League

Willian has struggled to make an impact at Arsenal and is yet to score a goal this season. The Brazilian picked up 2 assists in the opening game of the season against Fulham, but have endured a poor run of form for most of the campaign.

Arteta has given the Brazilian plenty of chances this season, but Willian has continued to frustrate Arsenal fans. Given his age and his poor performances this season, it would benefit the Gunners to offload the player in the summer.

#1 Sead Kolasinac

DSC Arminia Bielefeld v FC Schalke 04 - Bundesliga

Sead Kolasinac has struggled for chances under Mikel Arteta in the current season. The Bosnian had to play second fiddle to young Kieren Tierney in the left-back for most of the season before he pushed for a move in January.

Arsenal loaned the player out to Schalke in January after a couple of permanent transfers fell through. Kolasinac has not enjoyed his return to the Bundesliga and has failed to impress at Schalke. Arsenal should look to sell the player in the summer and reinvest in the squad with the funds from his sale.

Edited by Ritwik Kumar
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