Arsenal is bracing for a big exodus this summer, with several of their present players expected to depart.
After failing to qualify for Europe for the first time in almost two decades, the Gunners are keen to go back to work. Mikel Arteta was only able to lead his club to an eighth-place finish in the Premier League last season, which is why he is hoping to make some changes to his squad before the new season begins.
Let’s take a look at the most recent Arsenal transfer news as of July 4, 2021.
Arsenal’s decision to let Granit Xhaka leave has been criticized by Ian Wright.
Arsenal were chastised by Ian Wright for allowing Granit Xhaka to go this summer. The Swiss international was outstanding for his country at Euro 2020, but he is on the verge of joining AS Roma.
Although Wright has been a vocal critic of Xhaka, he has conceded that the Swiss international has won him over. The Arsenal great, speaking on the ITV Football Show Podcast, retracted his prior comments and stated that the Gunners should not sell him.
Ian Wright on Xhaka: “Seeing him play that well [against France] & knowing what we need at #Arsenal, it’s a shame we never got performances like that for whatever reason. It’s a shame” pic.twitter.com/z36dQoPlOZ— Gurjit (@GurjitAFC) July 2, 2021