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Arsenal to Sell Five as Arsene Wenger Looks to Fund Further Summer Additions

by Christian Bailey

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Emirates Stadium boss continues clear-out.

Arsene Wenger is ready to push on with efforts to offload a number of his Emirates Stadium squad to help finance further moves in the summer transfer market with the arrivals of both Santi Cazorla and Nuri Sahin, from Malaga and Real Madrid respectively, set to be completed in the next few days.

Having already released keeper Manuel Almunia and sold Carlos Vela to Real Sociedad, Wenger has earmarked a further five player sales he wishes to complete before the current transfer window closes on August 31st.

Park Chu-Young has proved a massive disappointment for Arsene Wenger. A signing that surprised many has seemingly failed and the Gunners boss is keen to offload the 27 year old South Korean at the earliest possibly juncture, not least because the former Monaco man is now even further down the Arsenal pecking order following the arrivals of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud.

Wenger has handed the forward just one Premier League appearance, that being a short sub run-out against Man United, and will now look to recoup the £2.4m paid to sign Park but could end up settling on a nominal fee to trigger a quick sale.

Andrei Arshavin did not join Arsenal on their Asian tour and that appears to have signaled the death knell to the Russian’s Arsenal career. A number of Premier League sides are said to be keen on the 31 year old who may well elect to stay in the Premier League given that his family have settled in England.

Fulham are said to be in prime position to land the winger, who is also being chased by former club Zenit St Petersburg. Though Wenger spent a club record £15m on Arshavin he is reportedly willing to accept half that fee this summer.

Following an impressive Euro 2008 Arshavin was touted as one of the best players in Europe but his three and a half years at Arsenal have seen more lows than highs, though his four goal haul at Anfield will long be remembered.

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