Arsenal are planning a summer clear out, as Mikel Arteta continues to overhaul his squad.
That means that not only players who are out of contract will be allowed to leave without being offered new deals, but fringe players will also be heading for the exit door, whilst those currently on loan, like Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Pablo Mari, Lucas Torreira and Dinos Mavropanos will all be expected to find new homes.
It has already been confirmed that Matteo Guendouzi will be making his move to Marseille permanent.
The mass departures will help make way for incomings, with the club expected to make up to six signings when the transfer window opens again, although Arteta has clear ideas about the type of player that he wants.
Not only do they need to have the right age profile, but they must have the right attitude to integrate into his existing squad.
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