Arsenal is in a period of transition and manager Mikel Arteta is reportedly keen on moving on the players who are on big money in order to make room for new blood.
Among the names that could reportedly be on their way out are star attackers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette.
According to a report by the Sun, the powers that be at the club have made it clear to Arteta that he will not be funded for a shopping spree in the summer unless he creates room in the wage budget, and that means allowing the likes of Aubameyang and Ozil - whose contracts run out in 18 months - to be sold in the summer.
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However, the Spanish manager is said to be keen on keeping top scorer Aubameyang around despite the player's reported interest in leaving the club to pursue Champions League football.
Lacazette, on the other hand, could well be on the outs after his poor showing under Arteta so far. The Frenchman has yet to score in the league in 2 months and could be asked to leave before he loses he resale value.
Defenders David Luiz, Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis are also in the final 18 months of their respective contracts and could be involved in the summer clear out if deemed not part of Arteta's vision for the club going forward.