Arsenal are set to show the exit door to Tomas Rosicky, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini as they set to overhaul their squad in the summer.
Flamini has come under criticism in the last couple of days, after conceding the penalty that led to Barcelona’s second goal in their first leg, round of 16 Champions League clash on Tuesday, barely two minutes after coming on.
The 31-year old is out of a contract in the summer and despite the initial feeling he will be offered a one year extension to his £80,000-a-week deal, he will leave the Emirates as a free agent as the club is yet to make any offers to him.
The Gunners are reluctant to keep the Frenchman, considering he will be 32 in less than a month and with the wage he commands, they would instead rely on new signing Mohammed Elneny alongside Francis Coquelin in the base of their midfield for next season.
They are also reported to be eyeing a summer move for Victor Wanyama, whom they have watched on several occasions and they could make a bid in the summer.
Also expected to leave the Emirates in the summer are Rosicky and Arteta, also in their 30’s, and have both struggled with injuries in recent seasons.
Arteta is Arsenal’s substantive captain, but has rarely played this season due to injuries and with him clocking 34 next month, the club is not expected to offer him a contract extension.
Rosicky, 35, has had the most unfortunate case with injuries as he has barely been available over the last few seasons. He will be 36 later in the year.