Arsene Wenger’s capture of Egyptian international midfielder Mohamed Elneny is set to spark a summer clear out at Arsenal, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Gunners boss is currently compiling a huge list of transfer targets as he plans a drastic overhaul, which includes the likes of Southampton’s Victor Wanyama, Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and even Watford’s Odion Ighalo.
And this is set to spell bad news for veteran midfield trio Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky, who are all likely to leave the club when their respective deals expire at the end of the season.
Wenger will look to cut Flamini’s £80,000-per-week wages, while Rosicky’s injury problems will see him seek more regular game time, and Arteta is set to be offered a coaching role at the club, so it seems probable that he will hang up his boots.
This also means that Elneny will be a long term solution in the centre of the pitch rather than a quick fix in the January window.
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