Emphasis has been placed on who comes in at the Emirates Stadium on deadline day, thinking less of the fact that some players might still head out of the club as they are no longer in the plans for the season.

Earlier on, the Gunners confirmed the sale of Emi Martinez for £20 million and that has been the only sale this season. It is understood that Lucas Torreira will also be moving out on a loan deal to Spanish La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid after having his medicals at the club already.

However, some players have been pencilled down to leave the club, and top on the list is French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi. He has been frozen out of the team since the restart of the Premier League and has not had any competitive game this season. The latest reports claim he will be heading to Germany and a loan deal is being discussed.

Sead Kolasinac is also subject to a £10 million move away from Arsenal with German Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen keen on his signature.

Calum Chambers is another player who might not be handed playing time and that could force him out with the possibility of a loan move.

Meanwhile, other youth players will be making loan moves before Monday evening because of the need to continue their development and find playing time.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.