Arshavin, Chamakh, Squillaci and Almunia braced for Emirates exit
Arsene Wenger will enter phase two ofhis quest to offload Arsenal”s dead wood next month after watching his understudies disappoint in Greece.
Andrey Arshavin, Marouane Chamakh and Sebastien Squillaci are among the players to be put up for sale, while Manuel Almunia and fellow goalkeeper Vito Mannone will also be allowed to leave.
Out in the cold: Arsenal”s Andrey Arshavin, left, and Tomas Rosicky
Arsenal will listen to offers for Tomas Rosicky, although the club are wary of leaving themselves short of options in midfield as Jack Wilshere returns to fitness. Arsenal let five players go in the summer.
Wilshere will have to wait until next week to discover if he will face a UEFA probe into a possible breach of betting rules.
Ahead of Tuesday”s Champions League loss to Olympiakos, the midfielder tweeted that he would bet on Emmanuel Frimpong scoring the first goal.
Out of sorts: Arsenal”s Marouane Chamakh
Wilshere later deleted the tweet and denied making a bet after it became clear the post could leave him in trouble. UEFA rules stipulate players cannot bet on matches.
A UEFA spokesman said: “The case has been transmitted to our disciplinary body.”