Players Arsenal Should Consider Selling or Loaning in the January Window

A rundown of players Arsenal could sell or loan next month.

We are fast approaching the January transfer window and with it comes the natural debate around which players Arsenal should be bringing in. Many experts feel that this is strategy game, akin to playing online blackjack, where sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. More importantly though, this is a time when the Gunners are likely to be making some pretty strategic outgoing deals.
There are players who have underperformed, some who have reached the end of their career and others who have simply past their sell-by date. While it may be sad to see some of our favourite players leave, football is a popular but cut throat business where sentiment cannot play a role in success.

Mathieu Debuchy

One man who could be leaving the squad is Mathieu Debuchy. The Frenchman looked to be a great investment for the Gunners but suffered a terrible injury after just a few games. At the time, fans were concerned with Carl Jenkinson being on loan at West Ham while the only right back rested on the shoulders of Hector Bellerin. The Spainard has since gone on to cement his place in the side, becoming a key member of the squad. Meanwhile Debuchy has been looking to force a move since the beginning of 2016.

David Ospina

David Ospina is another player that could be leaving the gunners sooner rather than later. With the arrival of the magnificent Peter Cech, Ospina was pushed out of the team and in all honestly, is simply too good for the bench. The Columbian seemed a bit rusty in the few opportunities he was given this season but is still undoubtedly a talented player and one that deserves a decent contribution to the sport.

Chuba Akpom

At just 22 years of age, Akpom has been on loan five times already. He has been on the books at Nottingham Forest, Brentford, Coventry City, and Brighton but has failed to recapture his epic form displayed back when he was playing in Arsenal’s academy sides. At this point, it is difficult to envision a future for him at Arsenal but a possible loan in January could give him one final chance to prove his worth.

Krystian Bielik

Centre-half Bielik had a good run with Birmingham last season and it would not have been a surprise if he had been sent out again. Unfortunately, an early season injury put him out of contention. In January, he will most likely return to gain some much-needed experience in the championship. Wegner will be looking for the ideal location where he is guaranteed to play and make up for lost time.

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