Which British stars should Arsenal keep and sell this summer?

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Safe to say Arsenal have endured a frustrating season.

The Gunners began the season as one of the favourites to win the Premier League yet find themselves in third and 13 points behind leaders Leicester City with six games remaining.

Their title challenge is now over as a result, which has lead to much anger amongst fans and could see Arsene Wenger sell a host of British players this summer. Here's who the Frenchman should keep and sell.


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For years it looked like Ramsey would never quite make the cut at the Emirates Stadium.

However, after returning from a horrific knee injury in 2010 better than ever, the Welshman has established himself as one of the first names on Wenger’s team sheet.

That said, his overall contribution has waned over the past 12 months after spending much of his time out wide and failing to produce on a regular basis.

Much could depend on who Arsenal buy this summer, with Real Madrid's Toni Kroos and Borussia Monchengladbach's Granit Xhaka both linked.

Verdict: Stay


When Arsenal sold Gael Clichy to Manchester City in 2011, it was done in the belief that Gibbs had the ability to succeed him at left-back.

The Englishman now finds himself playing second fiddle to Nacho Monreal at the Emirates, though, and will most likely be watching the European Championships from his sofa this summer.

The 26-year-old has been plagued by injuries over the past few seasons, allowing his Spanish counterpart to develop into an excellent left-back and guaranteed starter.

Verdict: Go


At the start of the season, Walcott was Arsenal's main striker ahead of both Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck.

But after a year that has seen him find the net just nine times in 35 games, the 27-year-old could be on the move.

Walcott signed for the club over a decade ago yet the jury remains out on the ex-Southampton star.

He signed a new contract last summer, but very few in north London would be genuinely devastated by his departure.

Verdict: Go


Like Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain appears to have improved very little during his time at the Emirates Stadium.

The 22-year-old is still neither a starter for club or country and has scored just 14 times since signing from Southampton in 2011.

As a result, Chamberlain could be forced seek regular football elsewhere if he misses out on the Euros this summer, with Manchester City and Liverpool possible destinations.

Verdict: Go


Chambers remains a talent for the future but the youngster is still yet to truly make his mark at Arsenal.

The defender has been forced to play in a number of positions and it appears Wenger is still reluctant to trust him in his favoured centre-back role.

His potential is unquestionable but with Per Mertesacker, Gabriel and Laurent Koscielny all above him in the pecking order, regular football may have to be found elsewhere.

Verdict: Go (loan)


The Gunners' forgotten man, Jenkinson has spent much of his time at the club on loan with London rivals West Ham.

He remains a player for the future, though, and would provide decent competition for Hector Bellerin at right-back and a suitable replacement for the outgoing Mathieu Debuchy.

Staying at Arsenal would help him develop, but whether he wants to play second fiddle remains to be seen.

Verdict: Stay

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