Mikel Arteta's nine Arsenal contract terminations as Gunners boss gets ruthless with squad

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2023-09-11 04:00:00  • 7 mins

By now, Mikel Arteta's ruthlessness should come as no shock to anyone, the Arsenal boss has shown a number of times he will not suffer fools gladly.

Whether it be the exile and eventual parting of ways with former captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, or the cold way he froze out Mesut Ozil - a man he shared the dressing room with back in his playing days, Arteta is not one to be crossed. Fall foul of the Spaniard at your peril, any player deemed surplus to requirements will have a hard time sitting around just collecting their payslip.

One theme of Arteta's tenure when it comes to transfer dealings has been the tendency to terminate the contracts of players no longer of any use to the club or his plans moving forward. With the help of sporting director and another former player in Edu Gaspar, Arsenal have been able to shift bodies through the exit door by sheer force.

As many as nine unfortunate high-profile ex-Gunners have seen their deals with the club terminated, with their consent of course and here Mirror Football takes a look at each one in a bid to analyse their eventual demise.

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