Trying to guess who’ll still be an Arsenal player by the time the next transfer window shuts is not an easy task.
While it has been confirmed that David Luiz is heading for the exit and Bernd Leno has played down rumours he’s keen to follow suit, there remain question marks over the future of the majority of players.
In Tuesday’s press conference, Mikel Arteta tied himself in knots admitting he’s expecting a busy summer while also claiming all players under contract would be staying at the club. It seems he’s not too keen on giving anything away either.
Granit Xhaka and Martin Odegaard are the latest to field questions about what happens next.
For his part, the Swiss, named as one of a cartel of senior players thought to be keeping an eye out for new opportunities, maintains he’s happy where he is.
“There are always rumours at the end of the season, that’s for sure,” he told German site RP Online.
“But I still have a two-year contract in London and I am very happy with my family here.
“First of all, I’m looking at a successful Euro 2020 with the national team.”
While Martin Odegaard has also appeared happy in London since joining on loan from Real Madrid, it sounds like his owners want him back at the Bernabeu.
He’s not had much of a look-in under Zinedine Zidane so the 22-year-old is keen to learn more about how the La Liga giants actually want to use him.
“I am happy here at Arsenal, we will see after the season what will happen,” Odegaard told Sky Germany.
“I’m owned by Real Madrid, so we have to speak to them. It’s important to understand what they want.”
Elsewhere, Dinos Mavropanos says he’s found a nice Greek restaurant in Stuttgart but he’s not sure if that’s enough reason to stay at the Mercedes Benz Arena and Cedric is blocking a move abroad because he’s already paid the deposit on a six-month ballroom dancing course in Hendon. “I won’t be quick-stepping my way from the Emirates anytime soon,” said the Portuguese.