5 Players Arsenal Need to Get off Their Wage Bill This Summer
If Arsenal are to make the required impact in the transfer market this summer, they'll first need to clear out some of the dead-wood.
The likes of Andrey Arshavin, Sebastien Squillaci and Denilson Pereira will all surely be on their way when their contracts expire this summer.
However, there are still several players whose deals run beyond this season that the club urgently need to get rid of.
Go to the next slide to find out which players are on borrowed time at Arsenal.
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Nicklas Bendtner is becoming something of an albatross around Arsenal's neck.
His Arsenal career was essentially deemed over a couple of years ago, and yet Arsenal have not managed to sell the big Dane.
First he went on loan to Sunderland, where he hardly set the world alight. Then this season he joined Juventus on loan. There were high hopes for him in Italy, but his time in Serie A has been dogged by injury.
Arsenal will be desperately hoping they can find a club prepared to gamble on Bendtner this summer.
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Arsenal fans were delighted to see the back of Andre Santos when he joined Gremio on loan in February.
His poor performances for the club were compounded by his infamous clinch with Robin van Persie at Old Trafford. His relationship with supporters of the Gunners broke down beyond repair, and a cooling off period seemed like the only sensible option.
However, come the summer Santos' loan with Gremio will be over, and Arsene Wenger will be faced with a decision on the Brazilian's long-term future.
With Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal both flourishing in the left-back role, it seems likely Santos will be moved on permanently.
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Marouane Chamakh is currently plying his trade with West Ham. However, with doubts over the future of West Ham manager Sam Allardyce, it is impossible to predict whether or not the Hammers will have any interest in keeping Chamakh beyond the summer.
The omens don't look good. The Moroccan is yet to score for his new side, and has faced stiff competition for a first-team place from both Carlton Cole and Andy Carroll.
The most likely escape route for Chamakh looks to be a return to Ligue 1 and France, where he was so impressive for Bordeaux.
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Park Chu-Young remains one of the most baffling signings of Arsene Wenger's Arsenal career.
This season he has been on loan at Celta Vigo, and it hasn't been going to well for him. Reports in Park's native Korea say:
Last month, another local paper, Atlantico Diario, described Celta Vigo's acquisition of the Korean striker as a total failure and his performance as well below expectations.
The barrage of criticism in local papers suggests there is dissatisfaction in the team as well and the two sides may soon part ways.
These gripes will be familiar to Arsenal fans.
Hopefully Park's impressive international record is enough to tempt another club to offer him a chance to resurrect his career away from the Emirates Stadium.
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This season started so well for Vito Mannone. With Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski injured, he was briefly Arsenal's first-choice goalkeeper.
Now, however, he seems to have sunk down the pecking order to third-choice. It was telling that when Arsene Wenger wanted to drop Szczesny against Bayern Munich, he turned to Fabianski. The Pole hadn't played a senior game in more than a year, and yet was preferred to the Italian.
With rumours that Arsenal may look to sign a senior goalkeeper this summer, Mannone's time with the club is surely up.
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