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Four Arsenal Players Asked To Move In The Transfer Window

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Four Arsenal Players Asked To Move In The Transfer Window

Thursday was a pretty difficult day for Arsenal fans especially as it came just days after their humiliating defeat to Liverpool. However things haven't got any better for them this week with a big update on their transfers.

It's been 13 years since Arsenal last won the title, and early season form suggests it won't end this season. Before that time Arsene Wenger had turned the Gunners into perennial title winners, battling with Manchester United for the title.

The problem for the Gunners and their manager is that life has mostly moved on in football with the nouveau riche Manchester City and Chelsea now far more likely to win title than them, whisper it quietly but even Spurs look more likely.

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The Invincibles were the last Arsenal team to win the Premier League title. Image: PA

Wenger didn't have a great transfer window as he missed out on his top target, didn't deal with the obvious weaknesses in his team and lost one player he wanted to keep in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

However things could have been a lot worse as Arsenal transfer expert David Ornstein revealed. The BBC journalist revealed that, as well as the 'Ox' and Alexis Sanchez, Shkodran Mustafi and Hector Bellerin also asked for transfers in the summer.

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Bellerin it says asked to leave after he returned from the u21 European Championships and Mustafi's news didn't actually worry Wenger as he reportedly underwhelmed at the Emirates last season and they were happy to replace him.

The Ox was told fiercely by Wenger what he thought when the player turned down the £180k-a-week deal in favour of a move.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

The Ox turned down an improved offer at Chelsea too, it wasn't about the money. Image: PA

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The details laid about by Ornstein show just how bad a window it was with the Gunners expecting Olivier Giroud and Jack Wilshere to be among those leaving the Emirates but both players decided to stay, damaging their chances of bringing enough money in for Thomas Lemar.

Perhaps the worst news for fans is the fact that Stan Kroenke still won't put any of his personal wealth into the club and still thinks the club can overachieve on the money they spend to deliver the title, despite the 13 years that have proved otherwise.

The pain isn't set to end, sorry Gunners!

Topics: Sanchez, Arsene Wenger, Arsenal, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mustafi

Ryan Sidle
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