Five players who could leave and five that could arrive at the Emirates Stadium in this summer’s transfer window.
Out: Andrei Arshavin
However, the mere fact that this story broke and seemed so believable says a lot about how things have gone for the 32-year-old. After joining in January 2009 as Arsenal’s record signing, the attacking midfielder looked like a breath of fresh air at the club, playing with a flair and enthusiasm desperately needed in a struggling Arsenal team. He memorably scored four goals against Liverpool at Anfield in a terrific few months that saw him single-handedly lift the club into the top four. Since then, however, his form has dropped considerably and he has looked slow, lazy and uninspired. It is a sad end to the career of a talented player, but whether he retires or not, it’s surely time for him to leave the Gunners and perhaps return to Russia, though he has also been linked with Reading.