London heavyweight Arsenal have decided that the club will let go of two of its most unsuccessful and unsettled players and will place them in the transfer list once the January transfer window opens.
The two players – French defender Sebastian Squillaci and Danish front-man Nicklas Bendtner – maybe on their way out of the Emirates once the transfer window opens in January. While the Frenchman has been priced at £4 million, the Danish striker has a valuation of £10 million.
As per new reports, although Spanish club Espanyol are interested in acquiring Squillaci’s services on a permanent basis, the club is finding it hard to meet the player’s £4 million price tag. Previously, West Ham United wanted to take Squillaci, 31, on loan in October, but the Gunners have made it clear that they are looking for a permanent deal for the player.
Apart from Espanyol, it is believed that Russian cash-rich club Anzhi have also made enquiries about the player, who was bought last summer but failed to live up to expectations in the back and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had to replace him by acquiring German international Per Mertesacker.
Nicklas Bendtner, on the other hand, has fallen down the Gunners striking pecking order with the likes of Gervinho, Robin Van Persia and Marouane Chamakh around and is now considering a move out of the Emirates to continue his career. The player, currently, has been loaned to Sunderland and the club fears that the player may not be with them for too long, owing to his desire of playing in the Champions League.
Both the players have failed to prove their worth at the Emirates Stadium, according to a Caughtoffside report.