Arsenal ‘prepared to axe seven players this summer’
Arsenal are reportedly prepared to let seven first-team players leave the club at the end of the season.
The Gunners have numerous players out on loan and many could be allowed to leave on permanent deals when they return to the club.
A report in the Mirror claims that record signing Nicolas Pepe is among the players Arsenal will listen to bids for in the summer
Pepe never hit the ground running at the Emirates and the emergence of Bukayo Saka means it is unlikely the £72m man has any future in North London.
The Ivorian has spent this season on loan in Ligue 1 at Nice, while a trio of players on loan at Premier League clubs could all also leave.
Cedric Soares, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Albert Sambi Lokonga are said to be in line to leave, with the latter only in his second season at the club.
Defensive duo Pablo Mari and Nuno Tavares have spent the season at Monza and Marseille respectively, and Alex Runarsson is at Alanyaspor, with all three expected to follow the aforementioned players out the door too.