Emirates Stadium boss set to trim squad.
Arsene Wenger is set to consider offers for Gunners trio Marouane Chamakh, Andrei Arshavin and Sebastien Squillaci as he looks to make way for possible additions to his squad next month.
The Emirates Stadium boss is said to have grown exasperated by the ineffective displays shown by Russian international Andrei Arshavin and will look to sell the 30 year old to the highest bidder. The former Zenit St Petersburg man has struggled for form for the best part of 18 months and is now primarily a back-up option and seemingly even in this role the attacking midfielder has been left wanting.
Arshavin has failed to hit the highs he first reached when he arrived at the North London club in January 2009, following which he netted six goals and laid on nine assists in his first 15 Arsenal appearances. There is reported interest in his services from his former club Zenit and the likelihood of a move back would greatly depend on how much the Russian club were willing to pay for the player they sold for £15m.
Marouane Chamakh is another player who has not managed to keep up his early Arsenal form and though the Moroccan international is set for African Nations Cup action in January there is still apparently a great deal of interest in the 27 year old from a number of Ligue 1 sides including former club Bordeaux and big spenders PSG.
Again Wenger is ready to offload the under-performing player and given that he cost the club nothing when he made his move to the Premier League in the summer of 2010, it may not take a kings ransom to snap up the misfiring striker.
The third of this trio comes in the form of French centre back Sebastien Squillaci a player that Wenger would have hoped could add composure and experience to his back four but last term failed to adapt to life in the English top tier and who is yet to play a single minute of Premier League football this term, quite a feat given the amount of injury problems that Arsenal have had to cope with at the back.
The 31 year old is said to have severely disappointed Wenger and is now happy to allow the former Sevilla man to leave and could even consider loan offers in January for the Toulon born defender.