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Arsenal boss Arteta prepared to see big name trio sold

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is planning for a big-name summer clearout.

The Sun says senior stars including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil are all threatened.

Arteta believes his underperforming squad needs major surgery after assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the players he inherited from Unai Emery.

With the team in serious danger of failing to qualify for Europe for the first time since 1996, Arteta accepts he might have to sell a number of the club's highest-paid players to finance a summer spending spree.

Six senior players, including top earners Ozil and Aubameyang, are out of contract in less than 18 months' time.

And head of football Raul Sanllehi has made it clear to Arteta that no one will be allowed to run down their deals then leave as a free agent next year.

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