Arsenal to Announce Another Two Player Sales On Monday

Emirates Stadium set for duo departure.

Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia and striker Nicklas Bendtner are in talks with unnamed clubs over moves away from the Emirates.

Bendtner, 23, and Almunia, 34, were left out a 23-man squad that will travel to Asia for a pre-season tour.

An Arsenal spokesman confirmed this was so the pair could undertake negotiations over potential transfers.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is expected to clarify details over the impending moves at a press conference on Monday.

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas, who has been strongly linked with a move to former club Barcelona this summer, will also miss the tour in order to receive treatment on a muscle injury.

The other notable absentee is defender Emmanuel Eboue, who is nursing a calf strain.

However, midfielder Samir Nasri – reportedly the target of interest from Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea – will travel with the squad.


Whilst Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is trying his hardest to keep star performers Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri at the Emirates the French boss can happily allow both Manuel Almunia and Nicklas Bendtner to leave the North London club and it appears that deals are in place that will see both back up players leave the club this summer.

Almunia started last term as Arsenal’s number one custodian but several early season clangers left the Spaniard back out of the first team picture, only to return towards the end of the campaign due to injuries to the likes of Lukasz Fabianski and youngster Wojciech Szczesny but Wenger lacked any confidence in the Pamplona born goalie that he even brought back Jens Lehmann as an alternative.

Bendtner has spent the past four seasons trying to prove himself to Wenger but the Danish international remained an inconsistent performer who always seems to make more of an impact coming off the bench in cameo roles.

The 23 year old reportedly angered Wenger with some comments last term about his lack of first team action and a move to Germany may be on the cards as there are apparently a number of Bundesliga sides keen on the big striker.

The likes of Denilson, Abou Diaby and Emmanuel Eboue may also be allowed to leave the club for the right price as Arsenal look to keep their top notch performers whilst making room for quality signings.

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