View: Arsenal appear to confirm impending exits for Lokonga, Okonkwo, Pepe and Tavares via programme notes against AS Monaco

Arsenal play AS Monaco later today and have listed their players on the back of the programme.

However, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Arthur Okonkwo, Nicolas Pepe and Nuno Tavares were not listed.

While Sheffield United-bound Auston Trusty is also named, it appears the programme was already available before he had his medical with the Blades.

The aforementioned quartet have been constantly linked with exits this summer, and it appears Arsenal have confirmed that they are not in the plans of manager Mikel Arteta going forward.

Some injured players were listed on the back of the programme, so omitting the four has nothing to do with their fitness.

Lokonga and Tavares were both pictured in training yesterday, but it is safe to say that they will not be at the North London club once the summer transfer window shuts.

Arsenal want to sell players before making further additions to their squad having spent over £200 million on the acquisition of three players.

Folarin Balogun is their most-prized asset, and they want at least £45m from suitors for the United States international striker.

Cedric Soares and Matt Turner are also likely to be sold, while both Kieran Tierney and Rob Holding could seek to leave if they are not given guarantees of regular playing chances.

Pepe is very close to leaving Arsenal for Besiktas, and the Ivory Coast international attacker will terminate his contract ahead of the move.

Lokonga has been on the radar of Burnley for a while, and a move is expected to be wrapped up.

Okonkwo, who spent last term on loan at Sturm Graz is attracting interest from England and across Europe and is set to be sold this summer as he enters the last 12 months of his deal.

Tavares is also attracting interest on the continent after impressing during his loan stint with Marseille last term.

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