Arsenal’s intentions in the summer transfer window are no secret.
They are desperate to strengthen their squad and players will be recruited in multiple positions, while a overhaul of those deemed surplus to requirements is also in the pipeline.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta admitted earlier in the year that he’s ‘five or six’ players away from having the team he feels is capable of being deployed in his preferred 4-3-3 formation.
Martin Odegaard would be an ideal addition but there are no certainties that Real Madrid will allow him to extend his stay at Emirates Stadium, while defensive recruitments are being targeted as Hector Bellerin could leave and a back-up for Kieran Tierney is needed.
But what about the players who are essentially in transfer limbo over the next few months?
football.london takes a look at the eight Arsenal players who will technically be classed as senior players by the Premier League next season – and assess what the likely outcome of their future could be.
The France Under-21 captain is a prodigious talent capable of controlling a game from midfield, yet his long-term future does not appear to be at Arsenal.
Previous disciplinary issues saw the former Lorient midfielder sent out on loan to Hertha Berlin this season, where he has thoroughly impressed as a key player in the Bundesliga.
It remains unlikely that he will get another chance under Arteta, with the probable outcome set to be a permanent transfer away from the club this summer.
Nelson has struggled for game time this season after rejecting the opportunity to go out on loan last summer.
football.londonpreviously reported that Olympiacos are interested in acquiring the England Under-21 starlet, while Hertha Berlin had expressed interest in the past.
A move away from the club appears the most likely option unless he can be guaranteed regular first team football at Emirates Stadium next season.
The 21-year-old centre back has impressed at the heart of Blackpool’s defence this season, where he’s made 25 appearances in League One.
Ballard, who could be sent out on loan again next season, will play in the League One Play-Off final against Lincoln City on Sunday.
Bola has trained with the first team on several occasions since returning from his loan spell with League One side Rochdale.
A left-back by trade, he could stay and compete for a first team place next season, but a loan move seems more likely with Arsenal in the market for a new back-up left back.
Scored seven goals in seven Premier League games for Newcastle after joining the Magpies on loan.
Steve Bruce wants to keep the Arsenal midfielder but it looks like he will come back and fight for his place in midfield, unless a seriously good offer comes in this summer.
The 21-year-old joined the Gunners last summer after being released by north London rivals Tottenham.
Either a loan or permanent exit are likely to be on the cards this summer following an underwhelming season for the struggling Under-23s.
Likely to be available for transfer this summer with West Ham and a number of clubs keen on signing the England Under-21 international.
Nketiah has fallen down the pecking order at Arsenal with Gabriel Martinelli and Folarin Balogun both ahead of him.
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The 21-year-old has vast experience at Under-23 and is a capable right-back.
He has spent time on loan at Cork City and Wealdstone United this season and his contract expires this summer.
It’s expected that he will see out his contract and continue to play for the Under-23s if another loan deal doesn’t come to fruition.