Arsenal begin January clearout as they 'aim to sell three more players' after letting Balogun join Boro on loan transfer

ARSENAL are reportedly set to offload THREE more players in the January transfer window as Mikel Arteta looks to raise funds.

The Gunners are yet to sign anyone but Arteta has made it clear the club are open to improving the squad in the coming weeks.

And, according to The Mail, that could be made easier by the sale of Bernd Leno, Pablo Mari and Sead Kolasinac.

Keeper Leno has been ousted from the Gunners starting line-up since the arrival of Aaron Ramsdale in the summer.

Mari has not played a single minute of Premier League football since being schooled by Romelu Lukaku in Arsenal's 2-0 defeat to Chelsea back in August.

And Kolasinac has seen just one minute of Prem action since starting in the Gunners' disastrous 5-0 defeat to Manchester City five months ago.

However, forward Eddie Nketiah will be staying at the Emirates despite being linked with a move away from North London.

The 22-year-old was said to be the subject of interest from Brighton and Crystal Palace as Arsenal looked set to snap up a transfer fee for him before his contract expired in the summer.

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Kolasinac has only made two Premier League appearances this seasonCredit: Getty

But Arteta has now confirmed that he will not be going anywhere before the end of the season.

He said: “The situation is that Eddie is our player, he’s under contract so he is going to stay here with us.”

Meanwhile, Arsenal have been linked with the signing of Juventus midfielder Arthur on loan until the end of the season.

The Gunners are desperately short of options in the heart of midfield, especially after Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny left for AFCON duty.

And the Emirates boss is working to fix his midfield woes this month with a swoop for ex-Barcelona star Arthur.

Arteta's men are also said to be eyeing up Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic.

The 21-year-old, who netted 21 times for the Serie A side last season, has already managed 18 goals in 20 games in the current campaign.


Arsenal sit fourth in the Premier League table, one point ahead of West Ham.

Next up for them is the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final against Liverpool on Thursday.

They then face North London rivals Tottenham in a mouthwatering derby on Sunday.

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