Date: 30th April 2021 at 5:42am
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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is rumoured to be planning a mass summer clearout when the transfer window reopens in June, with a number of players to be allowed to leave in order to fund summer recruitments.

David Luiz is set to be out of contract this summer and is unlikely to have his deal extended, while young forward Eddie Nketiah could seek a move elsewhere in search of more regular football.

Arteta is rumoured to have grown frustrated with the club’s inconsistency this season, with the Gunners sitting in 10th place in the Premier League and in serious danger of missing out on the Champions League for the fourth season in a row.

Another player who has been linked with a move away from the Emirates is Hector Bellerin, who has been linked with French champions Paris Saint-Germain since 2019.

According to 90min, Bellerin will be allowed to leave this summer, and the Gunners will chase Norwich City’s Max Aarons to replace him.

Bellerin, who joined the club a decade ago, has spent spells out of the side over the past three seasons and those in charge of the club are now keen on bringing in a younger replacement.

Bellerin has played over 230 matches for Arsenal.

Aarons, who is part of the Norwich City squad who have recently secured promotion for the second time in three seasons, impressed in the Premier League last term and was heavily linked with a number of clubs including Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur.

It is reported that Aarons, who was rumoured to have attracted interest from Barcelona and Manchester City during his debut Premier League season last year, would allegedly cost around £30 million.

90min claims that Norwich have given the player assurances that they will not stand in his way if their financial demands are met.

The outlet had previously reported that Alexandre Lacazette is another player that could be sold this summer, with the club’s technical director Edu keen to build a squad around the likes of Buyako Saka, Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney.

 
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