Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Nicklas Bendtner and Emmanuel Eboue are close to leaving the club.
Speaking after today’s 2-2 draw with Boca Juniors Wenger said, “They are both on the verge of a move but nothing has been concluded with anybody”.
Bendtner has not been involved at all in Arsenal’s pre-season preparations with Wenger giving the Danish striker permission to talk to other clubs. As yet no deal has been done and the manager was giving nothing away regarding his possible departure.
The Danish international has been linked with Sporting Lisbon of late while Eboue, who played for a few minutes today, was set for a move to Turkish giants Galatasaray.
“I don’t have any club in mind for Nicklas Bendtner because we are far from having done anything with anybody. I cannot give you any club because we have given him the permission to move”.
The manager also cast doubts over Samir Nasri’s future. The Frenchman took the captain’s armband for the second half during the Boca game but he could still leave the club this summer.
“We have to deal with the situation one way or another. In the next ten days we have to be clear on that front”, he said. “If you ask me if I want to keep him, I say yes. But he needs to be committed to that as well. I don’t give them ten days, the transfer period is until August 31.
“Ideally, we go into big games in two weeks, in the next two weeks we have to sort out problems out. There is no specific deadline of one day or 24 hours”.