Arsenal need a bit of a spring clean in January. Over the last several years, with one or two exceptions, there has been a drop in the standard of signings. Not so you would notice straight away. But it all adds up to an Arsenal side which is no longer able to beat their biggest rivals.
We believe that the rot needs to be stopped. Get rid of a few players who are treading water at the club and clear the decks for some exciting new talent. Here are the players that we think Arsenal should sell.
Podolski – Has a decent scoring record through his career but hasn’t been a hit at Arsenal and Wenger clearly doesn’t rate him as a first eleven player. Be fair on the lad and let him go. He needs to be playing at his age.
Mertesacker – It may seem crazy to suggest getting rid of a solid performer for the club. But his lack of pace and mobility is becoming a problem for Arsenal and at 30 he’s not going to get any more mobile. His part in Hull’s second goal last weekend was embarrassing. Get rid and bring Mats Hummels in.
Arteta – He’s had a great Premier League career but he too is losing his mobility. Wenger may be seduced by how good Arteta is on the ball but, without it, he’s just not quick enough.
Flamini – Flamini is a hard working lad but can he still provide the requisite level of defensive cover and creativity for a top side?
Rosicky – 34. Must be his last season.
Diaby – One of our favoured Arsenal players when he gets on the park. But perhaps now is the time to stop hoping that he will recover and go out and get a top anchor man. Arsenal are crying out for one.
Arsenal fans: agreed?