Leno among six Arsenal players up for sale in summer overhaul

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Leno among six Arsenal players up for sale in summer overhaul

Arsenal have reportedly made six players available for transfer this summer, including first-choice keeper Bernd Leno.

The Gunners have had a poor season in the Premier League and in Europe. They look set to go without European football next term for the first time in 25 years.

As a result, a massive squad overhaul is being planned in the coming months.


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Among those up for sale will be German shot-stopper Leno, according to football.london.

Arsenal officials don’t believe his record of nine clean sheets in 32 games is good enough for what they want to achieve.

He also cost the north London side a point in their by conceding a shocker.

As a result, Leno will be allowed to leave the Emirates this summer. He’s contracted with the club until June 2023, which means they should be able to get a decent fee for him.

Leno is joined by first-choice right-back Hector Bellerin on the ‘sale list’.

The pacy defender has been linked with for some time now and the French giants could finally land him this year. He’s been a regular in Mikel Arteta’s defence but club chiefs want to bring in a new option in his position.

Perhaps less surprisingly, Matteo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira, Sead Kolasinac and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are the other names on the six-man list.

They’ve all been on loan this season after falling out of favour under Arteta.

Guendouzi showed promise at the start of his Arsenal career but that was soon ruined by his behaviour and temperament.

He’s on loan at Hertha Berlin currently but could secure a move back to France.

Fellow midfielder Torreira, 25, has had a troublesome time since joining Atletico Madrid on loan. He now , with Argentinian giants Boca Juniors his most likely destination.

Kolasinac will probably have less suitors. He made 26 league appearances in 2019/20 but lost his place to Kieran Tierney, who is on the way to becoming an Arsenal stalwart.

Kolasinac has been on loan with German strugglers Schalke this term. They’ve been relegated for the first time in 33 years.

The final name is Maitland-Niles, who has been away with West Brom in recent months. Like Kolasinac, his short-term club has been relegated to the second division. Maitland-Niles has been .

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CL final at Wembley looking less likely due to UEFA issues

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CL final at Wembley looking less likely due to UEFA issues

Hopes of the Champions League final being staged at Wembley appear to have receded, according to reports.

UEFA representatives met virtually with Government officials from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on Monday morning to discuss moving the all-English final to Wembley from Istanbul, after the Government’s decision on Friday to place Turkey on its high-risk ‘red list’ for international travel.

Government sources described the meeting as cordial and helpful and stated that the ball remains in UEFA’s court.


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However, according to the PA news agency, some of the assurances UEFA is looking for – particularly around quarantine-free travel for sponsors and other VIPs coming into the UK – are not straightforward for the Government to deal with at a time when border controls remain necessarily so strict amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Discussions between the Government and UEFA are ongoing, but one other option under consideration could be moving the match to Portugal. The country hosted the final stages of last season’s Champions League last August, and is on the British Government’s ‘green list’ for international travel.

This would mean players, staff and supporters of and Manchester City could return to the UK without needing to quarantine.

Transport secretary Grant Shapps said on Friday that supporters of Chelsea and Manchester City should not travel to Turkey for the match on May 29, but added that the Government was “very open” to staging it here.

Following that announcement, to host the final. However, UEFA would require big changes to be made to the ground for it to be suitable.

Turkey was placed on the Government’s ‘red list’ after a rise in coronavirus infections in the country.

It is understood UEFA was given notice of the Government’s intention to make this move well ahead of it being publicly confirmed on Friday evening.

Relations between the two are strong after UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin recognised the key role played by the Government in putting pressure on the clubs who threatened to form a .

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