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Arsenal to release three players to free up £200,000 worth of wages

Arsenal will reportedly allow Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky to leave on free transfers at the end of the season, freeing up £200,000 worth of wages.

The three midfielders are all 31 or older and out of contract at the end of the season.

Rosicky is the eldest at 35 and is yet to play a single minute of football this term. Club captain Mikel Arteta is 33 and has not started a Premier League game because of a series of injuries.

Flamini has played more of a role in Arsene Wenger’s first team of late, most recently by effectively covering for the injured Francis Coquelin as the protector of the Gunners’ back four.

But the Frenchman, who was previously allowed to leave the Emirates Stadium on a free in 2008 before returning in 2013, could also be released in a money-saving exercise, according to The Sun.

The Sun adds that Arsenal could be about to launch a £33m bid for Sevilla anchor man Grzegorz Krychowiak as they push for a first Premier League title since the 2003-04 campaign.

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His potential arrival and the return to fitness of Coquelin, Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla would seemingly make the three veterans redundant at Arsenal in the eyes of Wenger.

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