The summer of rebuilding for Arsenal should also be seen as the one whereby the club move on the deadwood for good. Arsene Wenger has got a lot wrong in the transfer market over the past few seasons and the Arsenal manager has one year left on his contract to rectify those mistakes.
Not only should Arsenal see a promising number of new arrivals who are good enough for the team, they also need to finally sell the players who have offered little productivity for much of the last two or three seasons.
It will be a lesson learned for the club, too. They have experienced how difficult it is to move players on who are sitting on inflated wages and should look to adjust their wage structure this summer – something which many have advocated for a long time.
One or two of these players may be deemed good squad players, but on the whole, Arsenal should be aiming much higher than what they currently have in abundance.