Arsenal could save themselves around £17million a year in wages with the players that are out of contract at the Emirates this summer.
A few big names are coming towards the end of their contracts at Arsenal and the Gunners therefore have some big decisions to make over the coming months.
We’ve taken a look through the numbers on Capology of those who could leave this summer and how much Arsenal could potentially save on their salaries.
Jorginho – £5.72million
According to Jorginho’s agent, renewal talks with Arsenal are at a “standstill” until February.
Joao Santos told TUTTOmercatoWEB: “Everything is at a standstill. We’ll think about it after February. However, the priority remains Arsenal.”
Since his arrival from Chelsea last year, Jorginho has been in and out of the starting line up. He’s only managed four Premier League starts this season, although Arteta clearly values his impact on the squad.
“I’m really happy with Jorgi, I think we all are,” Arteta recently told reporters. “He contributes a lot and makes the team better.”
The 32-year-old does have some admirers in Italy, although it remains to be seen if Arsenal will offer him a contract extension. He’s currently earning a weekly wage of £110,000 which equates to £5.72million over a full year.
David Raya – £4.42million
Arteta has a big decision to make on Raya this summer. The Gunners signed the Brentford goalkeeper on a 12-month loan last summer and have the option to make the deal permanent for around £27million.
There’s been plenty of talk surrounding the Arsenal goalkeeper department this summer as questions have been raised over who is the better shot-stopper between Raya and Aaron Ramsdale.
The Spanish keeper has made a few blunders throughout the season, but Arteta seems to be sticking with his guns to back the Brentford loanee.
It does seem more than likely that Arsenal will sign Raya on a permanent basis, but if they choose not to, they will save around £4.42million on the wage bill.
“I think you need time to adapt to a new team, new club, new facilities and new demands,” Raya told reporters after Arsenal beat Crystal Palace.
“It’s not easy, but I think I am finding my feet and I am finding myself now. Of course I am feeling part of the team.”
Mohamed Elneny – £2.86million
The Egyptian midfielder is currently Arsenal’s longest-serving player, although it remains to be seen if he will be offered an extension on his current deal which expires in the summer.
Having only recently recovered from a 10-month injury layover, Elneny hasn’t had much action this season. He is currently away at AFCON and his future at Arsenal is still in the balance.
Cedric Soares – £3.9million
The 32-year-old has only managed to earn 65 minutes of football this season across all competitions. Given his lack of action, it seems more than likely that he will be moved on at the next given opportunity.
Soares is currently earning a weekly wage of £75,000 which equates to £3.9million over a full year.
Karl Hein – £520k
The Estonian shot-stopper has made the bench on a number of occasions this season, but he’s not received any minutes. Given his contract is up in a few months time, a departure in the summer looks likely.