The Arsenal summer transfer narrative is going to run a little differently this year.
Where usually it is a forlorn tale of half-heartedly imploring departing stars to stay, in 2013 the emphasis will be on frantically trying to usher surplus players out the door.
If anything, the club's biggest problem will be persuading certain fringe players to leave their cushy berths for pastures new.
Let's face it, we all know who the fans want out. The opinion aired on blogs and social media is unequivocal:
Seriously now !! Sell Denilson , bendtner, arshaven, Diaby, mannone , gervinho, squillacci,santos, djourou,frimpong,park,chamakh— stephen (@steviegunner) March 20, 2013
Wait if Santos, Gervinho, Arshavin, Squillaci, Djourou, Chamakh, Denilson, Bendtner all leave in Summer & I will celebrate Ramadan.— Jam (@Jam_AFC) March 26, 2013
The good news is Andrey Arshavin and Sebastien Squillaci will definitely go; their contracts are up.
But of those still on Arsenal's books this summer, which players are the biggest priority for the club and manager to offload? And which deals are Arsenal most likely to salvage anything from?