Arsenal, as expected, have not offered new contracts to much maligned duo Nicklas Bendtner and Park Chu Young, with the ineffective forward duo set to leave the club following the expiration of their respective deals at the end of next month. Youngster Chuks Aneke is also released, meaning three strikers will depart.
The Gunners, along with the rest of last season’s Premier League clubs, have made public their retained and released lists following the conclusion of the domestic campaign, with Bendtner, Park and Aneke three of seven players to be granted free transfers.
Aneke failed to make a first-team appearance for Arsenal during his time with the club, but has impressed during various loan spells. The 20-year-old Londoner scored 14 times for Crewe last season and is interesting a number of other clubs.
Bendtner, meanwhile, finally leaves Arsenal after several failed departures, having spent loan spells with Juventus and Sunderland over the past few years. The Dane was able to work his way back into the Arsenal first-team last season - scoring twice in 14 games - but was very much an emergency option for Arsene Wenger.
Park, meanwhile, will be remembered as one of Wenger’s most curious signings, with the South Korean - who arrived at the Emirates Stadium with a notable reputation - not making a single Premier League start in three seasons.