Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has reportedly put several of his players up for sale this summer – including controversial midfielder Matteo Guendouzi.
The Frenchman has not featured for the Gunners since their defeat at Brighton in which he was involved in a flashpoint at full-time with Seagulls striker Neal Maupay.
Maupay alluded to the fact Guendouzi had been making comments during the game, which saw Brighton come from behind to snatch a late winner through their top scorer.
It was later alleged that Guendouzi’s jibes were over the wages of his opponents, and he has not been named in a matchday squad by Arteta since.
And the Spaniard is looking to sell the youngster before over the summer, according to The Times.
Guendouzi is reportedly part of a list also including fellow defensive midfield player Lucas Torreira and left-back Sead Kolasinac.
The sales would go some way towards Arsenal’s bid to land Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey who has emerged as their No.1 summer target.
Arteta could also swoop for a striker if top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leaves.
Aubameyang has entered the final year of his contract and is yet to agree fresh terms at the Emirates with both Barcelona and Inter Milan monitoring his siutation.
Arteta remains ‘hopeful’ an extension can be agreed, saying: “I leave that to the club and the senior people. Auba knows really well that all my thoughts are towards him.
“He knows the project I want to create. I am positive and I remain positive that we can keep him here for many years but things have to progress.
“I hope he scores 100 goals for us. But I’m not a magician.
“What he has achieved tells us everything about his mentality. The way he works every day. Hopefully we can keep him here for a much longer period.”