Arsenal need to offload several fringe players to help fund a new contract for Robin van Persie.

The Daily Mail says manager Arsene Wenger will embark on a summer sale auction in a bid to give the club more room to manoeuvre in terms of wages for Van Persie.

Failing to shift the likes of Nicklas Bendtner, Carlos Vela, Sebastien Squillaci and Denilson this summer would have damaging consequences on how much the Gunners can offer Van Persie.