Arsenal are reportedly prepared to sanction the sale of Danny Welbeck before the close of the Premier League transfer window.
The England international only returned to Gunners training on Monday after an extended break for his World Cup exploits but his club future appears bleak before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
According to Evening Standard, Gunners boss Unai Emery has already told Welbeck that he has no future at the Emirates and the club are likely to sanction his sale in the coming days.
Welbeck has struggled with numerous injury concerns during his time at Arsenal and this has witnessed him drop down the pecking for a starting role.
Moreover, Alex Iwobi has recently been rewarded with a new long-term deal and reports suggests that the move is likely to trigger the departure of Welbeck from the north London side.
As things stand, Besiktas are said to have expressed an interest in the former Manchester United man but Welbeck is supposedly said to favour a stay in the Premier League.
Everton, Bournemouth and Southampton are among the top-flight clubs vying for his signature and a move to the former may see him reunited with former Gunners favourite Theo Walcott.
Aside from Welbeck, the likes of Lucas Perez, Joel Campbell and Carl Jenkinson have been tipped to head through the exit door with Emery keen on gathering additional funds for another summer signing.
Emery has previously indicated that the club may spend one more recruit before the transfer deadline and that option could be used to strengthen the left-back spot which has been weakened by recent injury setbacks.
Sead Kolasinac has already been ruled out for two months with a knee injury and Nacho Monreal likewise remains a concern carrying a minor niggle of his own. Ainsley Maitland-Niles is expected to feature at left-back during the club’s league opener versus Manchester City.
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