Arsenal are prepared to follow a similar pattern to previous summers by allowing right-back Bacary Sagna to leave the club in the transfer window, with the France international set to enter into the final year of his contract.
According to Goal.com, the relationship between Sagna and Arsene Wenger continues to sour with the player unhappy at the unsatisfactory offer of a new deal, at the 30-year-old's attitude has been called into question by his manager.
Wenger is now reportedly ready to sell Sagna when the summer transfer window opens, with Arsenal hoping they can earn £8-10 million for the defender, with Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain his most likely destination,
Sagna, who joined Arsenal from Auxerre in 2007, has told teammates the he expects this to be his last season at the Emirates Stadium, and his seemingly imminent exit will be the latest in an increasingly growing list of high-profile departures from the club in recent years.
Thierry Henry was sold by Arsenal to Barcelona in the summer of 2007 before another club captain, Cesc Fabregas, also transferred to the Camp Nou, albeit four years after the prolific Frenchman.
Samir Nasri was sold to Manchester City shortly after Fabregas left for Barcelona, while 2012 saw the sale of Alex Song to the Catalan giants, and the controversial move of skipper Robin van Persie to Manchester United.
Although Sagna's star may not be comparable to some of aforementioned former Gunners given his recent injury troubles, his departure will be considered a blow to Arsenal, given their lack of experienced players in his position.