Arsenal, Bournemouth, Brighton, Burnley… a look the players each club should sell this summer, including Danny Welbeck and Jermain Defoe

As well as targeting players who they should sign to strengthen their options, all 20 clubs will be looking at who they need to ship out to improve their squads.

As part of a series, Football Whispers have picked the players who could be moved on, starting with Arsenal, Bournemouth, Brighton and Burnley.

Find out who's set to face the axe in the summer, below…


Despite a couple of big-name moves in the winter, the Gunners are struggling from having too many players not at the level of being able to compete at the top six.

Without a strong summer, they are in danger of dropping out of the title race and sitting in a tier of their own, looking up at the top five.

The likes of Danny Welbeck and Mohamed Elneny, although signed with great promise, have not delivered.

Since joining in 2014, the England striker has only played 97 games in four seasons, scoring just 22 times.

However, he’s not the only one at the Emirates failing to live up to his top billing.

Although he is going through another mini revival, the sad truth is Jack Wilshere is never going to become the world beater many predicted.

From when he joined Bolton on loan until the present day, the 26-year-old has played 160 games in the Premier League, averaging just 17 appearances a season.

Another loan, at Bournemouth, saw him regain fitness, but he hasn’t managed more than five assists in a league campaign since 2013/14.

If the Gunners receive an offer for the midfielder, it’s time they said goodbye.


There are a couple of options for Eddie Howe come the end of the season.

The young coach has started 21 different players at this stage of the campaign, proving they are a sum of all their parts, rather than relying on a couple of stars.

As they look to improve the standing in the top flight, there are several players, like Simon Francis, Jermain Defoe and Charlie Daniels who are all on the wrong side of 30.

Harry Arter could be an option too. Teams were interested in the winter, and he’s only scored once and has been limited to 11 appearances for the Cherries.

Although Arter may move on, it’s Daniels who should be upgraded. A steady defender, he is starting to struggle when asked to keep up with the pace of faster wingers.

With 1.5 tackles and 1.1 interceptions per game this term, he’s not contributing as much defensively, compared to Adam Smith with 1.8 tackles and 1.2 interceptions on the opposite flank.

Brighton & Hove Albion

Playing their first season in the Premier League, the Seagulls are still in a transitional period.

With every signing, they are improving their squad, bringing in the type of quality to grow into a steady top-flight side.

There are several players they could say goodbye to without disrupting what Chris Hughton is building, with Sam Baldock and Beram Kayal near the top of the list.

However, Tomer Hemed should be the first out the door. The Israeli striker, now 30 years old, hasn’t been productive enough for a side struggling to score goals.

In 16 appearances, he has scored twice this season and amazingly is Brighton’s fifth-highest scorer.

The arrival of Jurgen Locadia knocks him further down the pecking order and his expected goals (xG) per 90 is down at 0.18, way behind fellow veteran Glenn Murray at 0.53.

Far from over the hill, the team from the south coast could still command a fee for the striker.


As Sean Dyche makes his plans for next season, he could look towards Phil Bardsley or Ashley Westwood if he is looking to cut the numbers in his squad.

The former Manchester United defender is second choice behind Matt Lowton and at 32 years old he is past his best. A decent squad option at best.

However, when it comes to deadwood, no one fits the bill better than Jonathan Walters.

Although he was a dependable and dangerous option at Stoke City, he’s suffered too many injury issues at Turf Moor.

The 34-year-old has managed just 34 minutes this term, he hasn’t scored and he is too much of a liability to justify a place in the Clarets squad next season.

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