Arsenal Transfer Rumors: 6 Players the Gunners Should Sell in January

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Arsenal Transfer Rumors: 6 Players the Gunners Should Sell in January
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As we enter the last week of the transfer window, all the talk surrounds who Arsenal should or will buy in these last few days.

That, of course, is if you're a somewhat delusional and/or overly optimistic fan (like me), or a journalist trying to whip up a storm.

The rest just know that nothing's gonna happen.

In an interesting piece published today, Arsenal blogger Arseblog wonders why Arsene Wenger, that renowned connoisseur of attacking football, cannot see his squad's attacking deficiencies up-front. And if he can, why he isn't doing anything about it.

Another recent theory that has been doing the rounds is the fact that Arsenal are saving up in case they do not make it to next season's Champions League, and its associated pot of gold. Quite a negative approach, in my opinion, if this is true.

And if Arsene Wenger's transfer chest has indeed been slammed shut, an alternative approach could be to sell one or more of his current squad and generate some extra funds, which can then be spent on acquiring someone who can add real quality up-front.

And I know there are some of you who believe that we need a defender as well, but I do not subscribe to that theory. We have nine or ten good defenders at the club. We are in the midst of a most unusual defensive injury crisis, but it makes no sense, financially or otherwise, to have an abundance of full backs at Arsenal.

So who do we show the exit door to? Well, there are the obvious candidates, the forgotten men. Manual Almunia, Sebastien Squillaci and Ju Young Park, to name but three. But those are too obvious, and they won't fetch much money either.

So here are six more, who are in and around the squad, but aren't doing all that much, and whose departure may indeed be a good thing for Arsenal.

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