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Arsenal to part ways with three players as £30m bid awaits approval, forward requests transfer, and Partey closes in on move to Saudi Arabia…



Reports suggest that Arsenal is set to undergo a triple exit, with three players leaving the club.


Arsenal set to offload trio of players as £30m offer is poised for acceptance, while a forward submits transfer request and Partey inches towards a move to Saudi Arabia.


Among them is a forward who has requested to leave, while another player has expressed his desire to depart. Additionally, it is expected that a £30m bid for one of the players will be accepted.


The Gunners have plans to strengthen their squad in the upcoming transfer window, particularly in central midfield and at the center-forward position.


They have already secured the permanent signing of goalkeeper David Raya from Brentford for a fee of £27m, following a successful loan spell last season.


In order to create space in the squad and generate funds for potential high-profile signings, Arsenal is looking to offload several fringe players.


One of the notable departures is midfielder Thomas Partey, who is reportedly nearing a lucrative move to Saudi Arabia.


TEAMtalk reported exclusively on Thursday that the Saudi Public Investment Fund has reopened negotiations with Partey, after failing to secure his transfer a year ago.


The PIF is the owner of the four prominent Saudi clubs, namely Al-Nassr, Al-Hilal, Al-Ahli, and Al-Ittihad.


Arsenal is determined to sell Partey, who faced injury issues and only managed to make 16 appearances last season. As his current contract expires in 2025 and there are no signs of a new deal, the club is considering a sale.


According to reports, Arsenal could potentially earn between £20m-£25m from Partey’s transfer, while the player himself is set to receive a lucrative offer in the Middle East, securing a significant payday towards the later stages of his career.


In addition, Football Insider has stated that Arsenal is willing to entertain offers for Emile Smith Rowe, with any bids starting at £30m.


The significance of the homegrown attacker at Arsenal has significantly decreased due to multiple injury setbacks in recent seasons.


With the addition of players like Leandro Trossard and Kai Havertz, Smith Rowe’s prospects for playing time in the forward position look grim. Moreover, he has no chance of overtaking club captain Martin Odegaard as the primary playmaker in a deeper role.


The transfer of homegrown talents results in pure profit for the club and is therefore highly profitable.


There are rumors that Smith Rowe might be heading to Fulham, just a short trip across London. Fulham could potentially have extra funds to spend if they sell Joao Palhinha to Bayern Munich.


Palhinha has reached an agreement on personal terms with the renowned German club, despite having two previous bids rejected. Bayern is determined to make a comeback with a third offer.


In a similar vein, Reiss Nelson, a promising local talent, has expressed his desire to explore potential transfer opportunities.


Nelson, who predominantly uses his left foot, has only played a minor role at the Emirates, as Arsenal boasts a surplus of top-tier talent on the wings.


During the winter transfer window, the Gunners turned down offers for Nelson and are now anticipated to demand £20m, inclusive of additional incentives, before parting ways with the winger.


The fact that Nelson recently signed a contract extension that binds him to Arsenal until 2027 places the club in a favorable position for negotiations.


West Ham is monitoring Nelson’s potential summer move, but they will have to contend with other clubs interested in the former England U21 international.


Nottingham Forest, Fulham, and Crystal Palace are also considering making a move for Nelson.


Meanwhile, Aaron Ramsdale, the back-up goalkeeper, may not be able to leave despite his unhappiness at losing the starting role to Raya. With Raya set to secure a permanent deal, Ramsdale could be looking at a future on the bench.


During a recent interview with talkSPORT, Ramsdale openly expressed his aversion to not playing football.


He acknowledged that the past year has been challenging for him personally, and he is determined to avoid a similar situation in the future. The difficulties he faced were undoubtedly tough.


Nevertheless, it seems that Arsenal has set a hefty price tag of £30m on Ramsdale, which could potentially discourage potential suitors from making a move for him.


This significant valuation might be difficult to accept, especially considering Ramsdale’s limited appearances last season and the doubts surrounding his ability to consistently perform as a reliable goalkeeper.