Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger appears to have decided to end the uncertainty surrounding the club by sanctioning the departures of both Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.
The sale of Fabregas is not altogether surprising given that Arsenal have shown a readiness all summer to sell him, provided Barcelona met their valuation of the player. The latest reports are that this value is £30 million plus an additional £5 million in performance-related add-ons.
The decision to sell Nasri comes as something of a shock though, especially as Wenger had earlier insisted that the French international was not for sale. Manchester City are reported to be his destination, with Arsenal recouping £24 million in the deal.
The combined revenue for both players will, according to Arsenal sources, be reinvested in new signings before the transfer window closes.
Latest reports indicate that Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazilian midfielder Jadson, will be the first player to arrive at the Emirates.
Speculation has surrounded the Arsenal midfield duo all summer and with the Premier League season starting this weekend, Wenger will be keen to replace the influential playmakers sooner rather than later.
Arsenal fans will be keen to hold onto their captain, who has made over 300 appearances for the Gunners, scoring 57 goals but with the World Cup winner looking more likely to leave the Emirates the pressure will be on Mr. Wenger to re-invest effectively.
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