The £10m transfer windfall Arsenal and Mikel Arteta are set for if January deals go through – Football.London

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has admitted that he will be forced to consider selling players in January.

The Gunners face the prospect of several high profile first team stars leaving the club for free in the summer.

Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are among the players who are able to sign pre-contract agreements with foreign teams from next month.

Arteta says he will look at all possible options when January comes around in order to get the best deal for the club.

“We have a cloud and the cloud is there and, at the moment, we’re not able to change it,” said Arteta.

“We’re working on it to try to make it as small as possible and as clear as possible, but it’s the situation we are in because contracts have details, the timing of them is tricky and we are trying to resolve it.

“It depends on every single case, depends on the player’s situation, the minutes he’s playing, his willingness or the offer that you have,” he said.

“But it’s something that you have to consider.”

football.london assesses the players who could leave in January and how much Arsenal are likely to receive in terms of fees.


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Eddie Nketiah (£7m)

“I’m just eager to play football,” said Nketiah after scoring a hattrick in the Carabao Cup quarter-final win over Sunderland

“I’m under contract and as long as I play for Arsenal I will give my all.”

Nketiah has rejected Arsenal’s offer of a contract extension and is expected to leave in the summer.

There is interest in the forward from the likes of West Ham and Borussia Monchengladbach, where he’s likely to get a considerable signing on fee.

Arteta remains confident that they can persuade Nketiah to stay in the same way they did with Folarin Balogun, but as things stand a January sale can’t be ruled out.

Mohamed Elneny (£2m)

Elneny will be at the African Cup of Nations with Egypt next month but it’s unlikely to rule him out of a January move.

The midfielder has been speaking with Turkish teams ahead of the summer transfer window.

Besiktas and Galatasaray have previously expressed interest in the 29-year-old.

Sead Kolasinac (£1m)

Watford have expressed interest in signing Kolasinac on a loan deal until the end of the season.

His contract expires in the summer and he’s recently been on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

Kolasinac is keen on staying in the Premier League but would also consider a move to another side who can guarantee him European football.

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