It could be a busy summer in north London with Mikel Arteta looking to strengthen his Arsenal squad.
His task could be made a lot more difficult with a limited transfer budget, meaning the Gunners will have to be shrewd in the market if they’re to have a successful summer.
As well as bringing new players into the club ahead of the 2020/21 campaign, the club could be set to offer new contracts to a number of key players.
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In very un Arsenal-like fashion, there are not too many players currently free to leave at the end of the season.
In the past, Arsenal have let players run down their contracts and thus missing out on decent transfer fees. But that has changed thanks to Head of Football Raul Sanllehi.
With that said, here’s when the contracts of every Arsenal first-team squad member runs out.
Bernd Leno – 2023
The German goalkeeper signed last summer from Bayer Leverkusen.
He is now the club’s undisputed No.1 and inherited the squad number following Petr Cech’s retirement.
Emiliano Martinez – 2022
Back at Arsenal after spending the second half of last season on loan at Reading.
Behind Leno in the pecking order at the moment, he needs to be patient for his chance but has said he’s equal to the German stopper.
Matt Macey – 2020
The 25-year-old goalkeeper, he impressed during his loan spell at Plymouth during the 2018/19 season, making 38 appearances for the League One club. Unfortunately, his performances weren’t enough to stop the club from suffering relegation.
Has been the third-choice stopper at the Emirates this season, but hasn’t made a single first-team appearance.
Matt Macey during the Arsenal Training Session
(Image: David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Hector Bellerin – 2023
The Spaniard signed a huge six-and-a-half-year deal in 2016 having established himself as one of the most exciting young full-backs in world football.
Was getting back to his best form under Emery before sustaining a bad knee injury against Chelsea in January 2019.
Bellerin has successfully returned to action this season, although he is understandably yet to hit top form.
Kieran Tierney – 2024
There’s a lot of excitement regarding Tierney. If all goes well he could be the Gunners’ first-choice left-back for the next decade at least.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos- 2021
Signed from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2018, the Greek international joined the Gunners on a three-year deal.
His father confirmed in an interview last year that Sokratis has the option of extending his contract by a further year.
However, the player revealed last season that a future move to either China or the United States could be a real possibility.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos is shown a yellow card by referee Martin Atkinson during the North London Derby (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Rob Holding – 2023
The young defender…