Arsenal circulate names of five unwanted stars as Edu looks to fund £90m double raid

Arsenal are hoping to offload five stars over the next two transfer windows in order to raise up to £90m in transfer funds, according to a report.

The Gunners spent around £77m in the summer, with Gabriel Magalhaes and Thomas Partey their two most expensive signings.

However, there remains plenty to improve on at Emirates Stadium.

The international break came at just the right time for Arsenal after suffering three league defeats from four in the run-up.

Mikel Arteta has instilled a greater solidity in the Gunners’ backline, though this appears to have been at the expense of their attacking play.

Each of their three recent league defeats came without Arsenal scoring. A worrying lack of output from talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has also started to raise eyebrows.

Their lack of effort in their most recent defeat  – a 3-0 home setback to Aston Villa – also drew huge criticism from Ian Wright.

As such, Edu is reported to have put four stars up for sale, while another will be shown the door. The Brazilian hopes the departures can fund moves for Arsenal’s top two targets.

As per the Daily Mirror, Edu and Arteta are ready to dispense with Alexandre Lacazette, Sead Kolasinac, Sokratis and Matteo Guendouzi.

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