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10 Arsenal players who could leave before the transfer deadline

Johan Djourou

Arsenal have been one of the more active teams in the transfer market this summer - But are there more departures from the Emirates still to come?

Now it would be unlikely for all 10 to depart, but the future of the following players is by no means guaranteed until transfer deadline day passes next week.

Lukas Fabianski

A Polish international, he finds himself stuck behind Wojciech Szczesny in the pecking order for club and country. The best way for him to prove a point to his international boss is to find first team football elsewhere, because the youngster in front of him is now established as Arsenal's number one. He has stated he is tired of sitting on the bench and a move would be understandable.

Vito Mannone

Another Arsenal goalkeeper, Mannone has spent most of his time over the past few seasons away from the Emirates on loan. Last season he played 23 times at Hull City after making a switch, and another loan move could be in the offing.

Sebastien Squillaci

Getting rid of this guy would be a dream for most Arsenal fans, Squillaci is rated as a liability, and his chances of playing this season are remote. His contract expires next year so he may be happy to sit on the sidelines and let it wind down, but Arsenal should push to sell him, or even loan him out and get a side to contribute towards his wages for the season.

Johan Djourou

Like Squillaci opportunities are going to be limited for Djourou, who signed a new contract earlier this year. He was linked with a move to Serie A earlier this summer but said he was happy to stay. However with Arsene Wenger's admission he wants to sign another defender before the window closes, Djourou could be pushed closer to the exit door.

Andrei Arshavin

Arshavin's time at Arsenal is best summed up by the phrase 'unfulfilled potential.' It looks now like the ship has sailed on his Arsenal career, particularly with the arrival of new playmaker Santi Cazorla. Arshavin was loaned to Zenit St Petersburg in Russia at the end of last season, but Fulham and QPR have both been linked with a cut-price move.

Henri Lansbury

Lansbury scored Arsenal's first pre-season goal this summer with the winner against Anderlecht, but failed to make the bench against Sunderland for Arsenal's Premier League opener. Lansbury was loaned to West Ham last season but his campaign was ruined by injury. It looks like another loan is his best bet, the question is whether it is to another Premier League club or a Championship one.

Marouane Chamakh

Amusingly for Arsenal fans, Chamakh was last week linked with a move to Spurs. While this seems fanciful, the prospect of him moving on is very much a possibility. Chamakh did say he wants to fight for his place if Van Persie left, but if the Gunners can find a buyer there is little doubt the Moroccan will be hurried towards the exit door.

Park Chu-Young

Arsenal's missing man, the South Korean has barely been seen in an Arsenal shirt since his switch from Monaco last summer. With pressure from his homeland to get playing, the Olympic bronze medal winner is one who will be hoping to secure a late move.

Nicklas Bendtner

The Dane leaving looks to be a certainty, it is just a question of where. The situation is similar to last year where the striker held out for a big move and had to settle for a loan switch to Sunderland. This year he fancies a transfer to AC Milan, but as time ticks by he may just have to consider other options.

Theo Walcott

Walcott is the joker in this pack, as while the other nine could be dismissed as 'deadwood' Walcott is not. The reason why he could leave is because his contract is ticking down and expires next summer, leaving him free to negotiate with clubs from January. Liverpool and Chelsea have been linked, and if a big offer comes in Arsenal will be bound to consider it.

Which of these 10 do you think will, and would you like to leave?

image: © Ronnie Macdonald

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