Following the unveiling of their new signing Olivier Giroud on Tuesday, Arsenal have reaffirmed their intentions to shift their underperformers in order to slash the clubs wage bill reports the Daily Mail this morning.
The capturing of the 25 year old took their summer spending to £24 million so far, so the need to shift those high earners who are not up to scratch at the Emirates is now even more apparent.
Sebastien Squillaci is still in negotiations with Bastia after talks fell through last week, and plenty of last season’s loanees are also set to be on their way out of North London permanently, including Andrei Arshavin, Carlos Vela, Denilson and Nicklas Bendtner.
With a high volume of players set to leave, it is hoped that Arsenal will then have the funds available to raid the transfer market once again, as they look to strengthen even further.
Other players likely to make up the Emirates exodus are Marouanne Chamakh, Park Chu Young, and Johan Djourou.
Chief executive Ivan Gazidis spoke of the Gunners plans to restructure their wage bill, ‘we have inefficiency of spending in our squad but we are moving towards as efficient a model as possible.’
The clearing of the wage bill will see Arsenal making up for the £24 million they have already spent this summer.