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Mikel Arteta set to axe two Arsenal players from first-team squad before October 20

Arsenal have some big decisions to make with two big-name players facing a nightmare 2020/21 campaign.

The Gunners tried desperately to shrink their squad at the end of the transfer window.

However, they have ended up with too many non-homegrown senior members in their first-team.

As a result, two players will have to be axed from their Premier League squad and won’t be able to figure after the international break.

Arsenal fans have already begun debating who should be binned, with the list to choose from very strong.

The full list of 19 needs to be narrowed down to just 17 non-homegrown players.

Two Arsenal players will be cut from Mikel Arteta’s squad
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Of goalkeepers, there is Bernd Leno and summer signing Runar Alex Runarsson.

For defenders, Mikel Arteta has Cedric Soares, Gabriel Magalhaes, Sead Kolasinac, Pablo Mari, David Luiz, Shkodran Mustafi, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Kieran Tierney.

In midfield, there is Dani Ceballos, Mohamed Elneny, Mesut Ozil, Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka.

Arsenal’s non-homegrown players are fighting for a place in Mikel Arteta’s squad

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And of Arsenal’s forwards, Arteta has Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Willian, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe.

The rules state each Premier League side can only register 25 players over the age of 21, and at least eight…