Arsenal have confirmed that Andrei Arshavin, Sebastien Squillaci and Denilson will all leave the club on June 30.
Full statement here.
The departures, which don’t come as a shock, mark the start of a first team clear out which is expected to claim several other second-string squad members.
Arseblog News isn’t really in the mood to celebrate the departure of players who’ve failed to live up to expectations.
They came, they didn’t conquer, they were paid handsomely and now they have the chance to get their careers back on track elsewhere. All the best to them.
As a means of accentuating the positives here’s our favourite moments from the trio’s respective Arsenal careers.
Arshavin – Playing badly and netting 4 goals at Anfield during that 4-4 draw at Anfield. His winner the following year in the same fixture was pretty ace too, while the winner against Barcelona will live long in the memory. In a way, despite the fact he’s been an abject failure, it’s difficult not to have a soft spot for him. He certainly has enough soft spots of his own.
Squillaci – Scored the only goal in a win against Stoke City. We’d all love to do that.
Denilson – Danced quite nicely when Gilberto and Baptista made music. Also scored a decent free-kick against Hull when that angry, orange-faced Phil wotshisface was in charge.