Arsenal would block transfer exits for four players despite rumours over summer departures

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Arsenal would reportedly like to try and keep four first-team players whose futures have looked in some doubt ahead of the summer transfer window.

Although there has been speculation that the likes of Kieran Tierney, Folarin Balogun, Emile Smith Rowe and Rob Holding could leave the Emirates Stadium, it seems Mikel Arteta would like all four of them to stick around, according to Steve Kay of Football Transfers.

Arsenal fans will certainly be pleased by this news, as all four surely still have a role to play at the club, even if none of them are particularly likely to be automatic starters any time soon.

The Gunners will almost definitely be back in the Champions League next season, so it’ll be vital for them to have good squad depth as they try to balance top level European football with domestic matters.

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Folarin Balogun has shone on loan at Reims

Balogun has impressed on loan at Reims and may well have suitors in the transfer market or loan market this summer, but he’s surely shown he’s good enough to challenge for a place in Arteta’s side next term.

The report adds that Nuno Tavares’ future is in doubt, so it surely makes sense to keep Tierney as an alternative to Oleksandr Zinchenko at left-back.

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  1. All the four player are good and prospect except Holding but he knows his game and are matured player now his only problem is pace otherwise he is not easy to dispose on Smith Rowe and Miriam Tienery they very talented but injuries are not allowed them to show there real potentials but they will come good of it you should forget Van Persie whom Wenger managed till he become injury free one season and remember the little boy in his stomach all are now history

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