Almunia & Squillaci head for January sales

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is willing to let Manuel Almunia and Sebastien Squillaci leave in the January transfer window, with neither of the duo in the Frenchman’s plans for the future.

Almunia, 34, recently spent a month on loan at Championship side West Ham after he was made fourth choice goalkeeper behind Wojciech Szczesny, Lukasz Fabianski and Vito Mannone.

Offers in the region of £300,000 are expected to be enough for Arsenal to let Almunia depart, although a loan move abroad could be another potential option.

Meanwhile, former Sevilla defender Squillaci also looks set to follow Almunia out the Emirates exit door. The 31-year-old has been restricted to just one appearance in the Carling Cup so far this season following centre back additions in the summer.

Squillaci was close to joining West Ham on loan earlier in the week, but negotiations broke down after Arsenal found out it could jeopardise a permanent move to another club in January.


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