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Three key players who could leave Arsenal next summer

Arsenal’s season is almost over after the FA Cup defeat vs. Watford. They take on Barcelona in a dead rubber tie tomorrow, while their Premier League hopes have take a huge hit after only 2 wins in their last 7 league games.

Many have been asking for an immediate sacking of Arsene Wenger to take the club in forward direction. While the argument makes some sense, the bigger picture here is whether Arsenal can keep hold of their star players next season.

There have been a lot of talks in the media about how key Arsenal players could contemplate an exit after yet another mediocre season at The Emirates. Amid those speculations, we take a look at three key players who could leave Arsenal next summer.

 

Alexis Sanchez

The Chilean superstar has been seen as a target for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City revolution next season. Alexis has openly expressed his desires of working with Pep once again after he was sold by Barcelona while Guardiola in charge.

Alexis has not looked the same player he was earlier in the season, and that is why, it is believed that he could seek an exit to play for a team, who has a better chance at winning trophies than Arsenal.

Mesut Ozil

This would be a body blow for all the Arsenal fans, who have hailed Ozil as their best player for almost season-and-a-half. Ozil came to Arsenal from Real Madrid, where he was fighting for top honors year-in-year-out, however, scenes have not been the same at Emirates.

Like Sanchez, Ozil will feel that he deserves to play for a team next season where he can compete for trophies rather than being satisfied with FA Cups and squad selfies. At present, Bayern Munich and Barcelona have been linked with a move for the German.

Theo Walcott

There is nothing related to Arsenal not feeding Walcott’s trophy hunger here, it has been a simple case of him not being good enough. Theo has promised a lot for over the years, but has failed to deliver for The Gunners.

It has been suggested that Walcott is eyeing for a move away from Arsenal next season as he has not been getting enough playing time this season. However, even if Walcott decides to stay, Arsene Wenger or the next manager must send him packing, and bring in an able finisher or a more incisive winger.

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