Arsene Wenger has one of the biggest squads in world football, and due to the new Premier League 25-man rule he knows that he has to unload some of his unwanted squad members to make room for new arrivals, but he thinks that same rule will make it very difficult to sell off the deadwood.
Arsenal already have Nicklas Bendtner, Andrei Arshavin, Denilson and Carlos Vela out on loan, and all four are not keen on coming back to the Emirates next season, but the manager simply has more chance of making money on his NFL betting picks than making money out of these players. He just can’t find any buyers since the new restrictions came into play.
When asked about the situation with the returning loanees, Wenger said: “I have not decided anything yet.”
“It will depend a bit on the structure of the whole team. I will sit down with them at the end of the season.
“You know have some restrictions because you are only allowed 25 players. Therefore you have to make decisions and choices that are of course linked with that.
“At the moment we have 34 players. I believe that many clubs are in this situation. The Premier League have put themselves into this situation where they completely lock the transfer market.
“When the players come back from their loans, many clubs will be in the same situation where they cannot buy because they have too many players.”
Not only will be they be hard to sell because of the 25-man rule, but also they are all on inflated wages at Arsenal that very few clubs are able to match. So it could mean that all four will remain at Arsenal after the summer transfer window.