A disappointing start to the Premier League season has fueled the fire of recent Arsenal transfer speculation. Suddenly, every news source fully expects Gunners’ manager Arsene Wenger to empty his wallet this January transfer window.
Unfortunately, many of the names being thrown out are names of players Arsenal simply don’t need.
The Gunners are 4-4-3 with 16 points thus far in the league. They are currently eighth in the table, trailing league-leading Manchester United by 11 points. Furthermore, in six games since Oct. 6, Arsenal are 1-2-3.
It’s a far cry from the club that finished last season at third in the table.
While it’s true that the Gunners lost some key players during the offseason, such as Robin Van Persie and Alex Song, the club’s downfall can be mostly credited to sluggish performances from Arsenal themselves. Primarily on defense—they’ve conceded 12 goals in the last five games.
Whatever the case may be, the Gunners’ shortcomings have led to much speculation and rumors regarding who’s coming into the club and who’s heading out.
Here are three rumored transfer targets Arsenal will be better off without.