Whilst the transfer window has shut for Premier League and Championship clubs in England, it remains open for most European Leagues until the start of September.
This means that teams playing in those leagues can still sign English players until their own deadline expires.
And one club anticipating plenty of movement out of the door are Arsenal. Already 20 players have left the Emirates this summer in one capacity or another – either sold or on loan – and the clear-out looks set to continue.
The Gunners are prepared to listen to offers for Shkodran Mustafi, Mohamed Elneny, Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mhkitaryan, although the latter two may be hard to shift because of their high wages. Emile Smith-Rowe and Reiss Nelson could be allowed to leave on loan again.
The imminent departures were confirmed by Unai Emery speaking at the press conference ahead of the opening weekend fixture at Newcastle United, with the Spaniard saying “In the next 20-25 days some players will leave. It’s the reason, I want to close our squad clearly.”
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.