|Theo Walcott is out of the team and could be heading out of the club (Picture: Getty Images)|
It is time for another transfer clear-out at Arsenal. The Gunners have had too many passengers this season and too many players are stagnating.
For the good of the club, and their own careers, they need to move on. Here are four players who should be sold this summer.
1) Theo Walcott
Earning more than £100,000 per week after signing his new contract at the end of last season, Walcott has been kept on the bench by the likes of Alex Iwobi and Joel Campbell in recent weeks.
Arsene Wenger appears to be losing faith in the inconsistent forward, whose place at the European Championships may now be in doubt. He has obvious strengths in his pace and, when on form, he can be a quality asset.
The problem is how rarely he is managing to find his top form. After more than ten years at the club, I think it is time for Wenger to finally admit that project Theo has not turned out how we all would have liked. At 27-years-old, Arsenal could raise a substantial amount of money through his sale and those funds could go towards a new signing of a higher calibre.
2) Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
With reports that West Ham United are plotting a £15million bid for him I would happily take the money and wish him all the best.
Although he still has plenty of time to realise his enormous potential, he is not showing any signs of progression and Arsenal cannot continue to act as a development centre whilst dropping points as a result.
|Olivier Giroud has lot his place in the Arsenal team in recent weeks (Picture: Getty Images)|
3) Olivier Giroud
Danny Welbeck has ousted him out of the starting line-up already and any new signing would surely be a further improvement. Giroud turns 30 in September and I don’t think he will ever be a world-class player.
4) Per Mertesacker
Much like Giroud, Mertesacker is a good player but he is not world class. With rumours circulating that the Gunners are in the market for a new centre-half you’d expect one defender would leave in order to free up squad space.
With Mathieu Flamini, Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky all being released in the summer, it opens up the door for new signings and youth players like Jeff Reine-Adelaide to take a place in the squad.
- Metro, UK