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Confusion over Reuell Walters' Arsenal future as Mikel Arteta makes brutal squad decision

Arsenal have yet to confirm the futures of both Reuell Walters and Amario Cozier-Duberry
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Arsenal have announced that 22 players will leave the club after the expiration of their contracts, however discussions continue over three more starlets. It is expected to be a significant summer of ins and outs for the club and with such a large number departing there is needs at both senior men’s and women’s teams and the youth side.

Mauro Bandeira, Omari Benjamin, Luis Brown, Catalin Cirjan, Noah Cooper, Sabrina D’Angelo, Henry Davies, Ovie Ejeheri, Mohamed Elneny, Taylor Foran, Hubert Graczyk, James Hillson, Henry Jeffcott, Tyreece John-Jules, Alex Kirk, James Lannin-Sweet, Kaylan Marckese, Vivianne Miedema, Arthur Okonkwo, Kamarni Ryan, Cedric Soares and Kido Taylor-Hart will see their contracts expire at the end of the month and look for new clubs to continue their careers. However, there remains keenness to continue discussions over some.

football.london understands that a contract off has been made to Amario Cozier-Duberry although no agreement has yet been found. There is interest in the winger from clubs both in England and abroad, after comparisons to Bukayo Saka in the past.

Reuell Walters is an interesting inclusion on this section of the list considering the defender appeared to have already said goodbye to the team in a message posted to social media. "Thank you to everyone that's made this part of my career special," Walters wrote on X. "It's been a pleasure playing for this club and I wish you all the best for the future."

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Like Cozier-Duberry, there is also significant interest in Walters, who has been called up to the senior squad on numerous occasions by Mikel Arteta. However, he has yet to make a competitive appearance, which could be a factor in his decision so far not to renew.

Karl Hein, meanwhile, has been the third-choice goalkeeper behind David Raya and Aaron Ramsdale this season. With Arthur Okonkwo, Ovie Ejeheri and James Hillson all leaving the club, there is definitely a gap opening in the goalkeeper department that needs to be addressed - which is why discussions remain ongoing for Hein.