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Arsenal release nine players including Santi Cazorla

Gunners have published their end of season retained list on the Premier League's official website ahead of 2018-19 campaign

PER MERTESACKER and Santi Cazorla are among nine players being released by Arsenal this summer.

The Gunners issued their end of season retained list, and it shows they have offered new deals to six of their squad.

Per Mertesacker among nine Arsenal players released this summer

Per Mertesacker among nine Arsenal players released this summer

Among them is Jack Wilshere, although the midfielder is yet to accept their offer, meaning his future remains in doubt.

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The players Arsenal have released are Marc Bola, Cazorla, Alexander Crean, Aaron Eyoma, Ryan Huddart, Chiori Johnson, Hugo Keto, Mertesacker and Tafari Moore.

While Tolaji Bola, Josh Dasilva, Vlad Dragomir, Yassin Fortune, Deyan Iliev and Wilshere have been offered new deals.

Arsenal are set for a huge summer with Unai Emery in the dug-out after replacing Arsene Wenger.

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The Gunners boss is looking for a new central midfielder, with Lucas Torreira among his top targets.

A £26million bid for Sporting ace Gelson Martins was reportedly rejected, much to the player’s fury.

Meanwhile, Emery has so far completed two transfer deals — bringing in two players at opposite ends of their careers.

After securing the services of Paris Saint-Germain starlet Yacine Adli, Arsenal signed 34-year-old right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus.

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