Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Krystian Bielik to Alexandre Lacazette - How long each Arsenal player has left on their contracts

The latest contract details on every member of the Arsenal first-team squad


It could be a busy summer in north London with Unai Emery looking to strengthen his Arsenal squad.


His task has been made a lot more difficult amid reports that his transfer budget is less than £50m, so 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 2019/20 campaign, the club could be set to offer new contracts to a number of key players.

However, in classic Arsenal fashion, they have a number of players currently free to leave at the end of the season, with one standout name already agreeing on a move elswhere.

With that said, here's the list of players that left the club after the expiry of their contracts at the end of June.

Petr Cech

The experienced keeper arrived from Chelsea in 2015 and was first choice until losing his place to summer signing Bernd Leno earlier in the season.

The Gunners will have to look for a new shot-stopper in the summer with Cech revealing in January that he is going to retire from the game.

Aaron Ramsey

Arsenal will lose the Welshman for absolutely nothing in the summer after he agreed to join Juventus on a free transfer.

It had appeared that he would extend his deal in north London at one point, only for the club to withdraw their contract offer to the amazement of supporters.

Aaron Ramsey in action for Arsenal (Image: David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Stephan Lichtsteiner

The experienced Swiss international joined Arsenal in the summer after his contract with Juventus expired.

The right-back only signed a one-year contract with the Gunners and left the club at the end of last month.

Danny Welbeck

Linked with Everton and Southampton in the summer transfer window, the England international remained at the Emirates and was proving to be a worthy back-up to Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang until he suffered a broken ankle against Sporting CP in November.

A decision was made on Welbeck's future at the end of the season and he was allowed to leave.

And the rest of the squad...

Nacho Monreal -2020

The Spaniard arrived at Arsenal from Malaga in 2013 and has been a huge hit at the Emirates.

Linked with La Liga club Real Sociedad in the summer, it was reported in January that the club had in fact decided to activate the clause in his contract to extend it by a further year.

Carl Jenkinson - 2020

The defender signed a five-year deal in 2015 but his future looks to be elsewhere.

Tipped to leave the club ahead of this season, his time at the Emirates could well come to an end in the summer.

Laurent Koscielny - 2020

The French defender has been a stalwart since arriving in 2010.

The 33-year-old is back following injury, but it appears that he will leave once his contract expires next year.

Laurent Koscielny celebrates.

Takuma Asano - 2020

The Japanese international has been with Arsenal since the summer of 2016, but is yet to make a first team appearance for the Gunners.

The striker spent last season on loan at Bundesliga club Hannover 96, but failed to find the net in any of his 16 league appearances. The German club had a £2.6m option to sign him permanently, but avoided playing the player in order to not trigger the option.

Matt Macey - 2020

The 24-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 suffering relegation. 

Emile Smith Rowe - 2020

Smith-Rowe's time on loan at Bundesliga club RB Leipzig had been hampered by injuries.

However, the club's manager has shown an interest in taking him back to the German club again for the upcoming season.

Sokratis - 2021

Signed from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, the Greek international joined the Gunners on a three-year deal.

His father confirmed in an interview that Sokratis has the option of extending his contract by a further year.

However, the player revealed last month that a future move to either China or the United States could be a real possibility.

Mesut Ozil - 2021

The German international signed a contract extension last January after well over a year’s worth of negotiations.

Ozil signed from Real Madrid in 2013 and is a hugely popular figure at the Emirates amongst fans, but his relationship with Emery has been questioned this season.

He is now the biggest earner at the club, with his new deal said to be worth up to £350,000 a week.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan - 2021

Mkhitaryan joined last January as part of the deal that saw Alexis Sanchez move to Manchester United.

He has split opinions amongst supporters, although his form has improved a lot in 2019.

Shkodran Mustafi - 2021

The German had a difficult start to life at Arsenal after arriving in 2016 and there were suggestions he could be sold last summer.

Inter Milan were heavily linked but no move materialised and Mustafi continues to be a regular for the Gunners, although he has again been linked with a move away this summer.

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang - 2021

Arsenal signed Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018, allowing Olivier Giroud to leave for Chelsea at the same time.

The Gabon international has provided the goals that Arsenal lost when selling Sanchez to Manchester United.

Alexandre Lacazette, Sokratis Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Matteo Guendouzi celebrate after Lacazette opened the scoring during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg against Napoli

Kelechi Nwakali - 2021

The Nigerian midfielder spent the 2018/19 season on loan at Portuguese club Porto, but found his game time limited, eventually dropping down to the club's B team.

Krystian Bielik - 2021

The Centre-Back impressed on loan at Charlton athletic last season, and has been the subject of interest from clubs.

The latest reports suggest that the Poland U21 international may be looking for a move away from the Emirates Stadium in order to search for more game time.

Emiliano Martinez - 2022

The goalkeeper penned a long-term deal with the club in November 2016.

The summer arrival of Leno saw him head out on loan to Reading in January.

Alexandre Lacazette - 2022

The French striker joined from Lyon in 2017 and was Arsenal’s club record signing before Aubameyang arrived in January.

Lacazette has become a very important player at the Emirates after netting some crucial goals.

Calum Chambers - 2022

The young England defender spent the 2018/19 season on loan with Fulham after previously spending the 2016/17 season on loan at Middlesbrough.

Handed a new contract in October 2017, it came as a surprise in the summer when the ex-Southampton man was handed another new deal in July to extend his stay in the capital.

Sead Kolasinac - 2022

The Bosnian defender joined on a free transfer from Schalke ahead of the 2017/18 season.

Kolasinac missed the start of the season after picking up an injury in pre-season, but has benefited from Monreal's fitness issues.

Mohamed Elneny - 2022

Arsenal accepted an offer from Leicester City for the Egypt international in the summer of 2017 but he decided to stay at the Emirates.

He was rewarded with a new contract back in March, but is even further down the pecking order following the arrivals of two new midfield faces last summer.

Matteo Guendouzi - 2022

The young Frenchman has made a huge impression since his move from Ligue 2 side Lorient.

Joining Emery's side on a four-year deal, Guendouzi has the option of extending his deal by a further year.

Matteo Guendouzi during the Europa League Media session at London Colney

Reiss Nelson - 2022

There is high hopes for Nelson at Arsenal, and he impressed in a loan spell at Bundesliga club Hoffenheim last season.

The 19-year-old spent the summer in Italy with the England U21 squad.

Bernd Leno - 2023

The German goalkeeper signed in the summer from Bayer Leverkusen.

He has replaced Cech as the club's No.1 after starting the season on the bench.

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.

Getting back to his best form under Emery, the right-back will return to action next season after sustaining a bad knee injury against Chelsea in January.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles - 2023

Having enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2017/18, the Arsenal academy product signed a new long-term deal at the Emirates last June.

Maitland-Niles was a regular on the right-hand side following Bellerin's season ending injury is expected to be a key figure for the club going forward, possibly in his favoured central midfield role.

Rob Holding - 2023

The young defender joined from Bolton in 2016 and ended his first season as a regular in the side, starting in the FA Cup final win against Chelsea.

He earned rave reviews for his performances but struggled to replicate them during his second campaign in north London.

Holding put pen-to-paper on a new deal at the start of May and forced his way into Emery's plans until a serious knee injury away at Manchester United ended his season.

Lucas Torreira - 2023

The Uruguay international sealed a move to the club in the summer from Sampdoria after impressing in Serie A.

The highly-rated midfielder penned a deal until 2023.

Granit Xhaka - 2023

Arsenal signed Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2016 and so far he has divided opinion at the Emirates.

A regular in the team under Wenger and Emery, the Swiss international penned a new long-term deal last summer.

A dejected Granit Xhaka after losing the UEFA Europa League final

Konstantinos Mavropanos - 2023

Arsenal signed the young Greek defender from PAS Giannina in January 2018, he was the first player signed on the recommendation of former head of recruitment Sven Mislintat.
 

Alex Iwobi - 2023

The Nigeria international burst onto the scene during the 2015/16 and continues to be a favourite at the club.

His progress has slowed in the past year and his performances dipped, but Arsenal handed him a new long-term deal in August.

 

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