Arsenal news: Chiefs told the five players Gunners must sell in January | Football | Sport
Former Arsenal striker Paul Mariner has named five players the Gunners must look to move out of the club.
The Gunners have had a poor run of results in recent weeks which has seen them win just one of their last six in all competitions.
Mariner was asked which players Arsenal should look to sell and he told ESPN FC the following five.
Mariner: “[Everyone] knows my feelings about this guy. I don’t think he’s got any qualities that you want at a club like Arsenal.
“I think he went way too far with what he did with the crowd, I think he’s done at the football club.
“Talking on the football side, I don’t know what he brings to the table, I really don’t. Go.”
Mariner: “All I can judge him on is what he is as a footballer. What I see as a footballer, when he was playing for Germany, when he’s been playing for Arsenal in the past, he’s fantastic.
“At the present moment he’s an absolute shadow. As soon as he signed his contract he’s been a shadow of his former self. I’m going to let him go.”
Mariner: “When he came to the football club, what we do is we get on WyScout and we look at what body of work a player has done.
“I looked at the body of work that he’s done and I said he needs to have studs in his shorts because he’s always on his backside.
“You look at his gear when he’s playing football, his shorts are absolutely full of grass stains and mud – he’s always on his backside, he doesn’t know how to defend properly. He’s got to go.”
Mariner: “What’s his best position? He’s a squad player.
“If Calum Chambers is starting in your first XI, you’re not going anywhere. It’s as simple as that.”
Mariner: “Repeat what I’ve just said for Kolasinac. He’s a tough player, he’s an okay full-back. I think what you see is what you get.
“Do you have him or [Kieran] Tierney? [Tierney] all day long. He goes.”