Arsenal suffer horror start
The current Premier League table makes for grim reading for Arsenal fans, with their side sitting on zero points after their opening two fixtures and zero goals scored. Thoroughly beaten by Chelsea on Sunday, there are already calls across social media for a change at managerial level, even as the chequebook is brought out to fund more additions.
The Gunners are expected to be active in the last week of the transfer market, both regarding outgoings and potential incomings, as they look to address fundamental squad imbalances.
Arsenal looking to do more transfer business before the August 31 deadline:
🔀 Bellerin & Lacazette could be involved in swap deals
🇮🇹 Torreira agent working on his return to Serie A
🇧🇷 Willian & Runarsson could leave toohttps://t.co/62FheA9bpi
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) August 19, 2021
Arsenal “open to offers” for Aubameyang
As per a surprising report in the Telegraph, however, the Gunners are also open to offers for club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the player is “no longer considered indispensable” to the club.
Arsenal will listen to offers for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if interest arrives @SamJDean #AFC
Plus: Player-by-player analysis of the deadwood Arsenal are trying to shift before the close of the transfer window https://t.co/iI7I3mt0GG
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) August 23, 2021
In a further blow to Arsenal fans, the club are reportedly “highly unlikely” to sign any more players without shifting players out of north London first. This may not necessarily be a finances issue, with the squad registration rules also worth bearing in mind.
However, the news that Arteta may be willing to cash in on his captain, who has endured a difficult 18 months but nonetheless remains Arsenal’s biggest goal threat, will not go down well with the Emirates faithful.
With wages around 250,000 pounds per week, however, they may struggle to find any suitors.