Arsenal can secure £182m windfall as Edu faces newest club challenge to fund major transfers

Thomas Partey, Emile Smith Rowe and Eddie Nketiah are among ten players who could leave the club this summer.
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Arsenal go into the summer transfer market with a level of financial restriction caused by the ever-present Profit and Sustainability Regulations. The club have managed to compete whilst complying with these rules but had to delay the permanent signing of David Raya last summer as a result.

Fast forward to 2024 and there is scope for the Gunners to loosen the grip of these mitigations by utilising the sales market. For the first time in many years, Arsenal have a whole host of sellable assets which could bring in some considerable funds for the club.

With that in mind, assesses how much the minimum expectation on price should be for each of the 10 players who could be sold from the senior side this summer. This does not take into account potential youth exits such as Charlie Patino and Mika Biereth who could also be on the way out.

Aaron Ramsdale - £30million+

The now number two goalkeeper will be looking to find a new home and Arsenal have reportedly set a £30million asking price for the England international and quite rightly. Signed for £24milllion plus add-ons in 2021, he has since improved and is under a long-term deal and should fetch upwards of this despite early concerns from the likes of Newcastle United.

Oleksandr Zinchenko - £20million+

Having fallen down the pecking order to Takehiro Tomiyasu and even Jakub Kiwior, the 27-year-old has just two years left on his deal but offers plenty of quality. Arsenal might indeed be open to offers for the Ukrainian considering the integration of Jurrien Timber but should expect offers upwards of £20million to sell the former Manchester City full-back.

Kieran Tierney - £15million+

Having spent the season on loan with Real Sociedad, injury issues continued for Kieran Tierney and he returns with just two years left on his Arsenal contract. That said, he is of a good age and the 26-year-old should have plenty of interest in him, especially with European experience under his belt.

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Nuno Tavares - £5million+

Arguably the trickiest player for sporting director Edu to shift and even despite the sub-£10million buy price, Arsenal are certain to still make a loss on Nuno Tavares. They might hope for at least £5million but even this could be a challenge.

Thomas Partey - £15million+

One year remains on Thomas Partey’s Arsenal contract and despite a preference to stay being reported, the Ghanaian could leave the club with the Gunners open to offers. Interest from Saudi Arabia and Turkey exists and a fee of £15million-plus to offset the £200,000-plus per week wages makes plenty of sense.

Albert Sambi Lokonga - £10million+

After a decent season on loan with Luton Town, Albert Sambi Lokonga has publicly admitted talks with Arsenal concluded it would be best for him to seek a new club. They should aim to get as much of the £17.5million they paid Anderlecht for the Belgian but could struggle.

Emile Smith Rowe - £30million+

The saddest of the group in terms of seeing a player leave, there looked to be such a bright future for Emile Smith Rowe but a combination of persistent injury issues and the system which Mikel Arteta deploys at Arsenal sees it very unlikely for him to fit into the side’s plans. As a homegrown, young player however, who had already seen £30million-plus bids from Aston Villa knocked back not so long ago they should be looking for a similar fee this summer at least.

Fabio Vieira - £20million+

Another player whose promise has been stunted by injuries and now suggestions are that his performances in training have left the club considering offers should they arrive. £34million was spent just two years ago and now the club will be lucky to make back just over half this fee but they should certainly be trying to maximise any potential sale to help offset what was paid.

Eddie Nketiah - £25million+

Now a full senior international, a summer transfer is the right thing for both Arsenal and Eddie Nketiah as he leaves in search of establishing himself in a Premier League side where he can play and score regularly. The talent is certainly there and given the responsibility he could score a bucket-load of goals for another side but that will not be happening with the Gunners but his profile should fetch a decent fee this summer.

Reiss Nelson - £12million+

There is still a chance that Reiss Nelson could stay having signed a new deal only last year putting him on a good wage for a player who gets so few minutes. With that lack of game time however it does mean any potential sale is not likely to receive much more than £10million.