Arsenal Transfers: 5 Players They Need to Sell in January
The January transfer window always seems like a difficult time to make changes to a squad. It always seems to be a busy period for managers.
Arsenal are struggling along with some players that are not doing them much good in their quest for Premier League glory.
Therefore, they are likely to use the window to try to get shot of a few of their players.
Here are five players that could be seeking pastures new.
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No club wants an unhappy player, even if that player is of use to the club. In an ideal world, Wenger may wish to keep Walcott around to use as an impact sub.
However, the England international is refusing to sign a new contract and is demanding to be used as a striker.
There is no point breaking the bank for a fringe player. Therefore, a January transfer seems the most likely conclusion to this whole mess.
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Arshavin made a bright start when he first arrived in the Premier League, but his transfer hasn't proved to be massively successful for Arsenal.
The Russian playmaker no longer appears to be a part of Arsene Wenger's plans, and he is unlikely to receive any more regular first-team football at the Emirates.
For that reason, a move in the January window looks likely. Arsenal are desperate to offload the player and may even consider allowing him to leave on a free to a Premier League rival.
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The Danish striker has been out of the frame at Arsenal for some time.
Last season, he made a positive contribution to Sunderland in the Premier League. Bendtner completed a loan move to Italian giants Juventus during the summer. The deal featured an option to make the transfer permanent next summer.
The 24-year-old forward has hardly featured for the Italian side, but if Juventus did want to rush through the transfer in January, it would seem to suit Arsenal.
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Arsene Wenger doesn't make many bad transfer decisions, but he may have made one by signing Park Chu-Young.
South Korea is a quickly improving footballing power, and Park Chu-Young is one of their real stars. There are obvious merchandising advantages to bringing an Asian player to the Premier League, too.
The forward is spending the season on loan at Spanish side Celta Vigo, and if they are to make a January bid, Arsenal may decide to cut their losses with the player.
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The Arsenal midfield has certainly been weakened by the departure of Alex Song to Barcelona during the summer. For that reason, Emmanuel Frimpong may have expected to see more opportunities to play in the Arsenal first team.
Given his potential in the defensive holding midfield role, the 20-year-old may have realized that he will need to join another Premier League club to see more regular football. If a club makes an offer in the January transfer window, it will be interesting to see if they will cash in on the player.