Here is a look at who, why, and is it possible?
Mannone has been the surprise of the season, even the player himself would not have dreamed of such opportunities this campaign. It is thanks to the injuries suffered by both Wojciech Szczesny and Lukas Fabianski that his chance has come, but he has grabbed it with both hands. What lies ahead is unclear, his contract is up at the end of the season, and Szczesny is expected to come back and claim the number one spot. However Mannone will have enjoyed his taste of first team action, and havin not done much wrong will not want to go back to the reserves. It is reported that a number of Serie A sides are interested in him, including Inter Milan and Napoli, and the 24-year-old may be advised to strike while the iron is hot. For now he says while no contract talks have arisen, his mind is focused on Arsenal.
The rumours linking Sagna away from the Emirates continue to persist, with Inter Milan said to be closely monitoring his rehabilitation from injury. The right-back made his return for Arsenal's under-21 side in midweek, and will be available for selection after the international break, but faces a real challenge for his position thanks to the excellent form of Carl Jenkinson. The Englishman has left Arsenal fans reasonably assured that if Sagna did move on next summer, it will not be a disaster. Sagna expressed his disappointment over the sale of Van Persie and Song, and despite the Gunners excellent form, the perception is he may be open to a new challenge.
Swiss international defender Djourou has been linked with a switch away from the club this week by reports abroad, with Roma suggested as his destination. It was a surprise to many that the centre-back was handed a new contract by Arsenal in February, but the 25-year-old is yet to feature this season. Wenger said last month that he does have a future at the club, but he is at best fourth choice, and for the sake of his international prospects, the defender would be wise to seek a move away. A move to high profile club like Roma should be an opportunity he should snatch if it materialises.
Can you see any of the departures happening? Should Arsenal give Mannone a new contract as soon as possible?
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