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Mikel Arteta ‘makes decision on four stars’ as two players put up for sale

Mikel Arteta ‘makes decision on four stars’ as two players put up for sale

According to reports Mikel Arteta desires to retain four of his players who have been linked with exits from the club. It is rumored that the Spaniard has put two additional stars up for sale, despite his reluctance to release any of the quartet.

Arteta entered this season with a small roster, but he strengthened his options with three January acquisitions. The Gunners will likely compete in the Champions League next season, so they need depth to compete on all fronts.

Several players are rumored to be leaving the team this summer. Kieran Tierney, who has only started four Premier League games this season, is a target for Newcastle.


After missing the majority of the season due to injury, Emile Smith Rowe has yet to start a league game. Rob Holding has had to wait for his opportunity and has only recently played due to William Saliba’s back injury.

In the meantime, Folarin Balogun has excelled while on loan at Reims in France. But despite rumors regarding their futures, Football Transfers reports that Arteta intends to retain all four players.

They are important members of his team heading into the upcoming season. However, Arteta would not prevent any player from leaving if they requested to do so.

The departure of the Portuguese duo Cedric Soares and Nuno Tavares is permitted. According to the report, both have been put up for sale.

Cedric joined Fulham on loan in January, but his appearances have been limited. Tavares, meanwhile, has spent the entire season with Marseille in Ligue 1.

It is uncertain whether Arteta will be granted his request to retain the four players listed above. Tierney will be frustrated by his lack of playing time since Oleksandr Zinchenko has surpassed him in the left-back pecking order.

The Scot has not started for his club since January 27, when they were eliminated from the FA Cup by Manchester City. The proximity of Newcastle to Tierney’s home in Glasgow, as well as the likelihood of the Magpies’ participation in European competition next season, could make the Magpies an attractive destination for Tierney.

Smith Rowe is eager to compete for his position on the Arsenal roster. His contract has more than three years remaining.

Holding is the only other right-sided central defender in the squad besides Saliba, so Arteta would need to replace him if he were to leave.

After such an impressive season in France, the majority of Arsenal supporters would like to see Balogun given an opportunity to prove himself among the first-team squad for the upcoming season.

Mikel Arteta ‘makes decision on four stars’ as two players put up for sale

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