Arsenal: 5 players Mikel Arteta needs to sell in first summer window

Mikel Arteta, Arsenal (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
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Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal
Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images) /

2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

I. Love. Aubameyang.

He is a terrific goal scorer and he has provided some incredible moments for Arsenal in his short period as a striker. He has scored against some huge opponents and given the Gunners a chance when it seemed like all was lost.

However, with all the speculation that’s going around at the moment and the negative impact that is bound to have on the dressing room, it’s really not worth it.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is an exceptional player, I’ll never deny that. In all honesty, I wish the predicament he finds himself in wasn’t the case. However, just because he’s good that doesn’t mean he is irreplaceable.

In fact, just last week I located three players that could replace him which you can find linked at the end of this post.

1. Henrikh Mkhitaryan

This one seems like the most obvious, right?

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is already up for sale from the Gunners, according to reports, but it seems like their asking price is too high for Roma to pursue. They should consider lowering this price to something that remains reasonable, bearing in mind the market is bound to worsen.

Mkhitaryan filled a position of need at the right time for Arsenal, and in all honesty, he performed better for Arsenal than Alexis did at Manchester United. For that, he should be respected but it should be a respectful goodbye, not a respectful welcoming back with opening arms. You have to be cruel to be kind.

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Who do you think Arsenal should sell in this year’s transfer window?