As the transfer window opens and people get all antsy about who we’re gonna buy, January also brings another issue: players whose contracts are running down and who can sign a pre-contract agreement with another club in another league.
Arsenal have issues with a number of players whose deals expire in June. Bacary Sagna is the most high profile of them with discussions apparently still ongoing, however the feeling is the Frenchman may look to use what’s probably the last big move of his career and head for pastures new.
Tomas Rosicky is another, and while he’s recently admitted talks with the club, he’s got some big offers from the MLS and at 33 may look for the security of a longer deal than would be on offer from the Gunners.
There are also Bosman moves on the cards for Lukasz Fabianski, Nicklas Bendtner and Emmanuel Frimpong who may move to actually play some football, rather than his current role of training ground jester.
It remains to be seen what kind of efforts the club will make to keep some or any of the said players, time will tell.