Who's under contract at Arsenal? How the Gunners could look on July 1

Arsene Wenger

A seismic summer lies in wait for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

Possible departures

Out of contract: Mathieu Flamini, Mikel Arteta, Tomas Rosicky, Jon Toral, Emiliano Martinez

Loans expiring: None

 

Arrivals

Pre-contracts: None

Loan returns: Wojciech Szczesny, Mathieu Debuchy, Yaya Sanogo, Chuba Akpom, Isaac Hayden, Gedion Zelalem, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Wellington Silva

 

Under contract

*denotes player's contract expires in 2017

**denotes contract expiry date unknown

Goalkeepers: Petr Cech, David Ospina, Wojciech Szczesny, Matt Macey

Defenders: Hector Bellerin, Mathieu Debuchy, Carl Jenkinson, Per Mertesacker*, Laurent Koscielny*, Gabriel Paulista, Calum Chambers, Nacho Monreal, Kieran Gibbs

Midfielders: Francis Coquelin, Mohamed Elneny, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla*, Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Serge Gnabry*, Isaac Hayden*, Gedion Zelalem*, Ainsley Maitland-Niles**, Wellington Silva

Forwards: Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez, Danny Welbeck, Theo Walcott, Alex Iwobi, Joel Campbell, Chuba Akpom, Yaya Sanogo*

Areas in need of attention?

After dropping out the title race with a whimper, Wenger is under more pressure to deliver in the transfer market - should he last until this summer's reopens. As it has been since God was a lad, a top-level centre forward will be the desired target for most Gunners supporters. The impressive start of Elneny has perhaps diluted the need for a new defensive midfield player, though their centre-backs could arguably be improved. Wholesale changes are unlikely, but the likes of Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Gibbs may be moved on, with several returning loanees likely to leave for good.

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