Emirates Stadium boss ready to offload squad players.
Arsene Wenger is set to field offers for three of his Arsenal squad this month, with a strong possibility that the Frenchman will accept suitable bids for the trio. Though his Gunners squad is suffering with injury problems he may feel that he can afford to allow certain players to leave in positions where he has adequate back-up and that may well be the case with the players targeted for January departures.
Bundesliga side Wolsburg are readying a move to bring Czech Republic midfielder Tomas Rosicky back to Germany, where the midfielder spent five years with Borussia Dortmund prior to his 2006 arrival in North London. The flair player has been a virtual bit part player ever since he returned from a lengthy spell out with a hamstring tendon injury back in the summer of 2009.
Wenger has selected the 31 year old for just three Premier League starts this season and only eight times last term and is now ready to consider offers for Rosicky as his contract runs out in the summer and he would then be able to leave for nothing whereas next month the Emirates Stadium side could at least collect a nominal fee for a player they very rarely use.
Another player who is seeing little or no action is striker Marouane Chamakh, who has experienced a severe drop in form over the past year and is now being tracked by Ligue 1 big spenders PSG who looking to add to their attacking options. The Moroccan international has started just one Premier League match this season and is very much surplus to requirements given the summer signings of Gervinho and Park Chu-Young.
The third player strongly linked with an Arsenal exit is Francis Coquelin, who is reportedly unhappy at the lack of playing time Wenger has handed him. The battling midfielder has impressed when called upon but the 20 year old may feel that after three and a half years at the club he might be handed more responsibility.
Lille are apparently keen on the French Under 21 international and it is possible that Wenger will allow Coquelin will allow the player to move on a loan deal which may or may not result in a permanent move in the summer.
A number of other players are also said to be treading a fine line and could be sold if a bid of value is made with the likes of Sebastien Squillaci and Manuel Almunia seemingly living on borrowed time after a series of bungling performances.