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Arsenal Hope to Sign Talented Duo as Unwanted Trio are Left at Home During Asian Tour

Emirates Stadium side set for busy summer.

Unwanted trio Nicklas Bendtner, Andrey Arshavin and Sebastien Squillaci may be left at home, as the ­Gunners try to strike agreements to sell them.

Wenger feels a deal for Rennes’ Yann M’Vila is still possible and Barcelona’s ­Ibrahim Afellay has been ­discussed.

SOURCE: Daily Mirror

Arsene Wenger is keen to offload Messrs Bendtner, Arshavin and Squillaci but finding buyers willing to meet their respective asking prices appears to be a problem.

Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner impressed at Sunderland last term but Martin O’Neill appears reticent to fork out a decent fee for the 24 year old. Andrei Arshavin did look as though he would sign for Zenit St Petersburg on a permanent basis but his post Euro 2012 outburst may well affect the chances of a return to Russia this summer.

Sebastien Squillaci was said to be on Bastia’s wish-list but again no deal has been forthcoming. By leaving the trio at home as Arsenal jet off to Asia Arsene Wenger is essentially stating that none of the players have a future at the North London club, which may at least help to generate interest in the exit bound players.

Arsenal continue to track Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila but it’s unknown whether the Ligue 1 side is willing to drop their asking price for the 22 year old, an issue that appears to have halted Wenger’s interest prior to the Euro 2012 finals.

Ibrahim Afellay will probably want reassurances from new Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova that he has a future at the Nou Camp and if he doesn’t receive such guarantees then the chances of a move to Arsenal will increase.

Some sources have suggested that interest in the Dutch attacker could relate to whether Theo Walcott remains at the club with the England winger still to put pen to paper on a new deal with just a year to run on his current contract.


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