After kick starting their summer spending spree with the signing of Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac, Arsenal is set to let some of their old players leave the club.
The Gunners have reached the limit to the number of non-home-grown players they can accommodate and would have to sell off some players if they want to add more.
Premier League rules allow clubs to have only 17 players that are not home-grown in their squad, and Lacazette’s signing has completed that number.
Online media is claiming that the Gunners are prepared to offload Lucas Perez and Mathieu Debuchy to free up space for new non-home grown players to come in.
Perez failed to nail down a starting spot in the Gunners team last season despite scoring some important goals in the FA Cup and Capital One Cup.
Mathieu Debuchy’s Arsenal career has been curtailed by persistent injuries, and loan spells away from the club failed to kick start the fullback’s career. He has made just 23 appearances for the Gunners in three seasons which has prompted the Gunners to be willing to cut their losses and let him go.
Deportivo remains keen on taking back Perez, but they would not pay anything near the £17 million Arsenal paid for his signature.