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Arshavin & Squillaci say their goodbyes to team-mates

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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.

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athlon29
athlon29
7 years ago

Why do we set asking prices for Chamakh or Bendtner or Squillaci? And we’re wondering why they’re staying. Instead we should pay for the interested clubs to take them.

McBeardy
7 years ago

Good luck to Arshavin, ultimate professional never moaned once about not being played. Unfortunately when played was for limited period & in the wrong position. Last Euro’s proved what a quality player he still as & can be a focal point off any team.

JustJoy
7 years ago

Any how they should go. Or cut their asking price to half or end/terminate their Contracts. Think they dont play but collect Salaries. Just as in Nigeria we call them ‘GHOST WORKERS’ this clear out must happen.

GUN
GUN
7 years ago

I hope Arshavin will return to his top form for his new team.

Hon Orelesi
Hon Orelesi
7 years ago

I love ashavin is gd player i wh him best of luk.

beje
beje
7 years ago

We hope they doing well in their new team. Arshavin can play very good at AM but we use him as a winger. Squilacy it just our playing stile not suite him. Best of luck from us.

bc
bc
7 years ago

£19m in transfers fees and £25m in wages the pair cost us and people are wishing them well with their new teams. Well I feel like they have hroken into my house shagged my missus abused my kids cleared out my bank account and driven off in my new car with my plasma tv on the back seat. To make matters worse they have stolen my arsenal season ticket!! I’m sorry I think they have had enough over the last 3-4 years the last think they desrve is well wishes. Next up Denilson Santos Park Chamakh and Bendtner – once… Read more »

gg
gg
7 years ago

So Wenger DOES spend a lot of money. Just need to spend it on established world class players rather than those with ‘potenital’

SAGunner
SAGunner
7 years ago

The scrap heap mentioned above is what you get when you shop in the bargain basement stores.. you can addGiroud to them – he will see little playing time if we get a ball playing centre forward.

Moses Watasa
Moses Watasa
7 years ago

It’s good news indeed to hear that Arshavin and Squillaci have checked into the departure longue of Arsenal FC. The others who should urgently exit the emirates include Andre Santos, Neves Denilson, Nicky Bndtner, Park Chu Young, Maruane Chamackh, Manuel Frimpong, Johan Djorou, Vassirriki Diaby and Vitto Manone. There’s simply too much dead-wood in the current Arsenal Squad that it was another escape by a whisker to beat a decent-looking Spurs to the 4th slot. Wenger should revisit his typical starting eleven of either 1998 or 2003 to obtain some clues about the quality of players required at Arsenal.

byron
byron
7 years ago

add Podolski too to the list. is lazy asharvin type

Agboola oluwashola
Agboola oluwashola
7 years ago

Am wishing arshavin gudluck in his new team,arsenal fans we remember u always especially against liverpool. U are such a good player.

andy
andy
7 years ago

can’t blame the players. Wenger signed and put them on massive wages. When it comes time to sell them, both the player and clubs have to agree. If the player doesn’t want to leave then you can’t make him (other than let him rot in the reserves, etc). But if you’re 30yrs+ old and on 100k per week, would you leave for another club only to be paid 25k per week? This is what you call mismanagement of money. And at the same time us fans are being asked to pay for this ‘luxury’ by having the most expensive season… Read more »

Johnny W
Johnny W
7 years ago

Still scratching my eyes, as no mention of gods gift to strikers Nicklas Bendtner heading out the exit door. Hopefully one of the turkish clubs will stump up the cash for him and Gervinho!

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