Arsenal duo set for exits as Arsene Wenger conducts squad shake-up

Emirates Stadium defensive duo set for summer exits.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger looks set to offload two more members of his first-team squad with the Daily Mail claiming Wojciech Szczesny and Mathieu Flamini will leave the north London club imminently.

25-year-old Polish international Szczesny lost his first team starting spot to David Ospina mid-way through the 2014/15 campaign and the arrival of Petr Cech from Chelsea will lead to intense competition for a starting spot in Wenger’s starting eleven.

The Daily Mail state that Gunners fan favourite Szczesny will move to the Stadio Olimpico on an initial season-long loan deal.

The same source claim that defensive midfielder Mathieu Flamini is set to complete his move to Turkish giants Galatasaray having fallen down the Arsenal pecking order.

The experienced French international is into his second spell at Arsenal but is a shadow of the player who impressed in his first spell at the club.

Francis Coquelin emerged as a player of real quality last season, the midfielder being ushered into Wenger’s first team set-up from his loan spell at Charlton Athletic, whilst Mikel Arteta is also ahead of Flamini in the Arsenal pecking order.

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Arsene Wenger has already offloaded a number of under-performing members of his Arsenal squad with the likes of Lukas Podolski, Ryo Miyaichi and Abou Diaby having left whilst youngsters Yaya Sanogo and Carl Jenkinson have been sent out on loan to Ajax and West Ham respectively.

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