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Arsenal To Offload 11 Players, Including Record Signing Nicolas Pepe, To Fund Transfer Plans

Jack Kenmare

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Arsenal To Offload 11 Players, Including Record Signing Nicolas Pepe, To Fund Transfer Plans

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Arsenal are ready to offload 11 players this summer as Mikel Arteta prepares to strengthen his squad further.

The Gunners are making real waves in the transfer window this time around. Gabriel Jesus, Fabio Vieira, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Marquinhos and Matt Turner have been brought in ahead of the club's Premier League opener against Crystal Palace on Friday.

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And following their pre-season win against Sevilla last week, the ambitious Arteta admitted he wants to make more signings if the market allows them to do so.

"We want to get the perfect balance and the plan we wanted from the beginning," he said. "Whether we accomplish that or not is another story."

So who will they look to move on in the coming weeks?

German goalkeeper Bernd Leno may be the first to depart. Premier League new boys Fulham have agreed a £8 million deal to bring the player to Craven Cottage this summer, with a medical scheduled this week.

Nicolas Pepe has also been heavily linked with a move. The clubs's record signing [£72 million] was offered to Paris Saint-Germain this summer, according to Foot Mercato.

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Image credit: Alamy

Nuno Tavares and Arthur Okonwko have departed on loans to Marseille and Crewe, while talented forward Folarin Balogun has been linked with a move to French club Reims.

Hector Bellerin, who has featured for Mikel Arteta's side in their pre-season tour of America, is hoping for a return to Real Betis after last season's loan spell.

And Lucas Torreira is close to a move to Turkish side Galatasaray, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The above transfers are likely to happen as it stands, but there are still no buyers for Pablo Mari, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Alex Runarsson and Reiss Nelson, according to The Sun.

The report claims Arsenal were hoping to raise as much as £50 million for the four above players, as well as Lucas Torreira.

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Topics: Arsenal, Premier League, Mikel Arteta, Nicolas Pepe

Jack Kenmare
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