A stunning statistic has shown that until this summer, Arsenal will allow players worth milionë 190 million to leave the club for free.
Today (Wednesday) it was revealed that the London club canceled the contract of Greek defender Sokratis, who joined them for a fee of about 17 million pounds.
He found himself outside the plans of coach Mikel Arteta this season and was not included in their 25-man squad for the Premier League matches.
Charles Watts has now listed a number of players Arsenal have allowed to leave – despite spending large sums of money on them.
The biggest name that has recently left the club is Mesut Ozil. The Turkish star was signed by Real Madrid for around 40 million pounds in 2013 and achieved a great reputation.
Seen as very valuable to the team, he signed a mijë 350,000-a-week contract in January 2018. But, he also found himself out of Artetas’s squad and joined Turkish side Fenerbahce last week.
Another striker in the same way was Alexis Sanchez, who arrived from Barcelona for. 31.7 million in 2014.
Sanchez was appointed as Arsenal’s best player during his four-year tenure, but would leave for bitter rivals Manchester United in a swap deal for Henrikh Mkhitaran.
Mkhitaran would be transferred to Roma in a free transfer in 2020.
Santi Cazorla was shattered by injuries during his last years in North London but also left as a free transfer to Villarreal.
Elsewhere in midfield, duo Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey joined West Ham United and Juventus respectively for free.
The same happened with the English striker, Danny Welbeck, who cost 16 million pounds and was transferred to Watford for free.
Albanian Shkodran Mustafi is currently still at the club, but is not believed to be interested in renewing his contract.
The World Cup winner with Germany joined from Valencia in 2016 for a fee of over milionë 35 million.
Arsenal are currently 10th in the league and are back in action in the FA Cup against Southampton on Saturday. / Telegraphy /