Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Arsenal looking to clear out make-weight players before buying in talent
Among those set to go are Andrey Arshavin, Marouane Chamakh and Nicklas Bendtner. Andrey Arshavin, who earns £75,000 per week, Marouane Chamakh, who gets £60,000 per week, and Sebastien Squillaci, Nicklas Bendtner, Denilson and Carlos Vela, who are paid £50,000 per week, can all leave
Manager Arsene Wenger wants to add at least two big-name signings to his squad and reward a clutch of players - chiefly Robin van Persie - with improved contracts.
Lille forward Eden Hazard, Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila and Borussia Dortmund starlet Mario Gotze - who extended his contract to 2016 yesterday - are all targets. Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge and Blackburn midfielder Steven Nzonzi have also been mentioned by Wenger.