The 14 players set to be released by Arsenal this summer

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We run the rule over all the players rumoured to be leaving The Emirates on a free transfer in 2013.

Jeorge Bird; resident expert on everything involving the youth teams at Arsenal FC has announced via his website that two more players are expected to leave the system this summer.

It follows the recent revelation that another nine youth teamers and a further two senior players are to be let go this summer; with another youth teamer on the cusp of leaving as well.

We run the rule over each player.

Andrey Arshavin

No surprise here. Arsene Wenger confirmed in April that the Russian international, who has been more famous for being drunk outside nightclubs rather than doing anything on the pitch in recent weeks, will be released when his contract ends this summer.

Conor Henderson

Once tipped on the road to stardom by Wenger injuries have unfortunately curtailed the progress of this young Irishman. He confirmed he was leaving this summer in February stating:

“I’ve not played at Arsenal’s first team this season, so it’s the right thing to leave when my contract expires in the summer.’’

Craig Eastmond

The Sun reported at the end of last month that the 22-year-old is likely to be sent out on loan to Swansea or Norwich next season. However Bird begs to differ and despite some decent form for the under-21’s the fact remains injuries have again been too prevalent in this young player’s career.

Expect him to leave in the summer.

Daniel Boateng

After spending time on loan at Swindon Town and Oxford United this season the consensus is that Arsenal have better players coming through the ranks then the 20-year-old in the same positions.

Elton Monteiro

Monteiro is believed to be mulling over a move in the summer.

He has been one of the hottest prospects since arriving from FC Sion in 2010 but has fallen behind Isaac Hayden and Sead Hajrovic in the pecking order and may consider a move away in order to expand his first-team options.

James Shea

The youngster has trained with the England squad and made the bench in the Champions League due to ineligible players and a string of first-team injuries.

However the 21-year-old remains firmly behind Damian Martinez in the pecking order with exciting prospects like Dejan Aliyev and Reice Charles-Cook breathing down his neck his time could be up.

Josh Rees

19-year-old midfielder Rees could be on his way to Brentford after completing a one-month work experience loan at the club earlier in the season.

Kyle Ebecilio

The young Dutch youth international will join FC Twente in the summer. He wants to play regular first-team football and sees his opportunities increasing back in his homeland but parted with good words about the club.

Martin Angha

It was announced last month that Angha would be joining FC Nurnberg next season on a four-year-deal.

Nigel Neita

A shock call-up for the Jamaican national team back in 2012 but that probably says more about the state of the game in the Caribbean island than anything else.

His lack of goals looks to be the undoing of his Arsenal career.

Samir Bihmoutine

The young left-back has been on trial with Wolves and even played against Arsenal recently. He could make the move to Molineux permanent.

Sanchez Watt

Another player with clear talent but perhaps not at the level needed to play for Arsenal. Another loan spell this season at Colchester United succumbed to injury and despite some good form at under-21 level his time seems to have passed at the club.

Sebastian Squillaci

It was reported in January that Arsenal are ready to write off the final year of the Frenchman’s contract with Bastia a likely destination.

Zach Fagan

Despite being compared to Rio Ferdinand in his early career the second-year scholar is expected to leave the club this summer.

Would you keep any of the players above?

Be sure to check out Jeorge Bird's views on everything Arsenal youth here and his Twitter account @jeorgebird

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