Arsenal are a side who could be very active in the upcoming transfer window – especially if they miss out on fourth place. There’s already been a host of rumours circulating on various Twitter accounts about the futures of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, but how much can the Gunners expect to receive if they were to lose their key stars? The Gunners fans will be hoping that the board will be willing to spend money should the worst occur.
With the squad Arsenal have, there’s more than enough assets for the board to be extremely tight and only spend what they make from sales. There’s also the issue of who to sign to replace some of the departing Gunners – it’s tough to think of who you could bring in to replace a player like Alexis.
Petr Cech – £4million
Agent Cech will be more appreciated elsewhere. Image Source: Twitter
David Ospina – £8million
The Colombian #1 hasn't looked too bad when called upon. Image Source: Arsenal Viral
Kieran Gibbs – £7million
Arsenal fans wanted him in the side and then after one game remembered why he wasn't in the starting XI. Image Source: Twitter
Shkodran Mustafi – £22.5million
£35million? Arsenal have been ripped off. Image Source: Goal
Laurent Koscielny – £18.5million
At 31, Koscielny's ability still demands a high pricetag. Image Source: Twitter
Per Mertesacker – £3million
You're just too slow for the Premier League, Per. Image Source: ArsenalFanTV
Nacho Monreal – £5million
A respectable fee for the Spanish full-back's age. Image Source: Alchetron
Hector Bellerin – £28million
Sort out the inconsistent crossing and it will raise to over £30million. Source: Twitter
Francis Coquelin – £12million
His value would be a lot less if he was against Eden Hazard each week. Image Source: Twitter
Mohamed Elneny – £13.5million
The Egyptian's stock has risen since his arrival to the Emirates. Image Source: Youtube
Aaron Ramsey – £15million
"Hamroll Ramsey" is capable of the odd decent game. Image Source: Twitter
Danny Welbeck – £23million
Dat Guy should be playing a lot more. Image Source: Eurosport
Granit Xhaka – £28million + fines
The Premier League's best tackler is stacking up quite the disciplinary record.
Image Source: Squawka
Santi Cazorla – £15million
The Spanish maestro has one more year before his big money move to China. Image Source: Twitter
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain – £35million
The Ox has set the standard for the Gunners recently. Image Source: Twitter
Alex Iwobi – £32million
The 20-year-old has bags of potential. Image Source: Goal
Lucas Perez – £20million
Technical wizard. He should be starting more games. Image Source: Zimbio
Theo Walcott – £26.5million
Arsenal's latest 100-club member. Image Source: Twitter
Mesut Ozil – £38million
Wenger isn't getting the best out of the assist king.
Image Source: Twitter.
Alexis Sanchez – £62.5million
Arsenal's MVP. The board should look for no less than this amount if he leaves in the summer. Image Source: Twitter
Olivier Giroud – £12million
Under appreciated. The Frenchman will soon join Arsenal's 100-club. Image Source: Twitter
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It’s easy to empathise with Arsenal fans in regards to their concerns – the squad really isn’t that far off. Of course, it’s easy to be hypothetical – but if Arsenal acquired Kante as well as a big money move for a highly reputable striker, they would be challenging for the league this year. Why are the board not spending more? It took them long enough to sign Perez and he isn’t being used correctly either – he has to play more games.
When you’re so close to competing for the league title, you have to make bold moves. If Arsenal lose Alexis this summer, they are likely to find themselves unable to replace him. Similarly with Liverpool – Luis Suarez was never replaced which ensured that the title challenge was a one-off year. The fans at the Emirates deserve better.