Andrey Arshavin and Sebastien Squillaci have said their goodbyes to the rest of the Arsenal squad ahead of their impending departures from the club.
Both players will officially leave the club when their contracts expire at the end of June, with Arshavin already taking to Twitter to thank Gunners fans for their support during his four years in North London.
Russia international Arshavin has found first team appearances hard to come by this season (1 league app), while 32-year-old Squillaci’s only game was in a 2-1 Champions League defeat at Olympiakos.
Squillaci’s lack of first-team action saw him hold talks with a host of top flight French sides over a possible January transfer, although none of them were prepared to stump up the cash for his reported £45,000-a-week salary.
Similarly, several Arsenal fringe players have been told they will be allowed to leave if other teams meet the club’s asking price for them. The likely departures include Denilson, Marouane Chamakh, Johan Djourou and Andre Santos.