Arsene Wenger confirms at his pre-match media conference ahead of Arsenal’s home clash against Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon that the club will be offloading three members of its current squad
Image: Arsenal’s coach Arsene Wenger looks on during a match.
According to the update from Wenger, the out-of-favor ageing players are all midfielders.
“We will lose three big personalities,” Wenger said.
Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky will leave The Emirates this summer, reports confirm.
This is, indeed, bad news for Rosicky who has spent the longest time at Arsenal among the three players. He moved to the north London side from Borussia Dortmund in 2006. If the player has a better offer somewhere else, then it wouldn’t be too bad to face new challenges away from the Premier League.
The Czech Republic star Rosicky has been very unfortunate lately. He hasn’t played a single minute in the season’s Premier League due to injury and now the impact has dawned on him.
The uncapped Spain midfielder, Arteta joined Arsenal from Everton. He was signed on a £10m deal in 2011 and is currently the club’s captain. How sad it is when a caption falls out of demand.
Arteta has made eight substitutes appearances in an injury-hit campaign. He was also part of the action in a disastrous performance that saw Arsenal suffer a 2-1 defeat at West Bromwich Albion.
Another French defensive midfielder who has played the most first-team football of the trio is also said to be on his way out. Flamini scored two goals in 24 appearances for all competitions, that may be his sin.
Fans are hopeful that Arsene Wenger has better and bigger plans for Arsenal as it seems he’s selling to buy.
Image shows Arsene Wenger in a celebrative mood.
The man, Arsene Wenger was born 22 October 1949. He is a French football manager and former player.
He has been the manager of Arsenal since 1996, where he has since become the club’s longest-serving manager and most successful in terms of major titles won.
Football pundits give Wenger credit for his contribution to the revolutionizing of football in England in the late 1990s through the introduction of changes in the training and diet of players.
Arsene Wenger, the man of style was born in Strasbourg and raised in Duttlenheim.