Report: The six names Arsenal plan to offload in summer clear-out, including David Ospina

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Arsenal are looking to offload six players this summer, reports claim.

According to a report in The Sun, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is intent on offloading six players this summer as he bids to trim his squad for the new season.

The Gunners boasted arguably their strongest squad in years last season, finishing third in the Premier League following an excellent run of form in 2015 and winning the FA Cup.

Competition for places was at its best in recent years, so good in fact that a number of top players had to be moved out on loan in order to get regular first-team football.

However, as Wenger bids to strengthen his squad further this summer, squad trimming is a necessity and fresh reports in The Sun claim the French boss already has a list of six names he wants to offload.

Lukas Podolski:

The German international suffered last season with the arrival of Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez, being restricted to a place on the bench before a January loan move to Inter Milan ensued.

The Sun report he’s in talks with Galatasaray, where a cut-price £1.5 million deal has been mooted.

David Ospina:

Despite gaining the number one shirt for the second half of last season, Ospina’s time at the Emirates is drawing to a close owing to the arrival of former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech.

The Colombian international is too good to be sitting on the bench, and even that isn’t a guarantee with fellow shot-stopper Wojciech Szczesny keen on staying in North London.

Joel Campbell:

The Costa Rican centre-forward doesn’t fit at the Emirates, despite his potential. With too many players standing in his way, a return to La Liga seems probable.

Yaya Sanogo:

The youngster spent a large chunk of last season on loan at Crystal Palace, though he did little to impress with Glenn Murray the regular centre-forward at Selhurst Park. Not good enough for the Gunners.

Mathieu Flamini:

The Frenchman was only ever brought back as back-up, and now the introduction of Francis Coquelin has pushed the ageing defensive midfielder further down the pecking order.

Carl Jenkinson:

Arguably the biggest surprise on the list is Jenkinson, especially considering the report states Wenger is willing to allow him to leave on a permanent basis.

The full-back showed promise on loan at West Ham United last season, though if the North Londoners can get the £7 million mooted for him, as per The Sun, then it would represent good business.

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