Ian Wright names the two Arsenal players who need to leave the club

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Having watched another disappointing summer's transfer activity for Arsenal turn into a lacklustre start to their Premier League campaign, former Gunners striker Ian Wright has been increasingly vocal about the issues at the north London club.

In his role as a pundit, Wright has vented his frustration at everything from Wenger's transfer policies and tactics, to the players who are selected to wear the shirt.

Now, with Arsenal having taken just one point from the opening two games of the season, he has called for two players to leave the club sooner rather than later - for the sake of both their own careers and Arsenal's aspirations of challenging their rivals.


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Speaking in his column with Shaun Custis of The Sun today, the former England striker urged for both Calum Chambers and Kieran Gibbs to be shown the exit door at the Emirates.

"Arsenal don’t freshen up enough. Calum Chambers should move on for his career. He’s now 4th choice centre-half and 3rd choice right-back," he explained.

"Kieran Gibbs is comfortable at Arsenal, being used sparingly. He could be an England left-back, he needs to get his career going."

With Arsenal struggling for depth in defence right now what with injuries to Gabriel and Per Mertesacker, it might not be wise for Arsene Wenger to get rid of two of his remaining options.

Wright, though, clearly feels that both players' Arsenal careers have run their course.


Chambers has seen Rob Holding come in and move ahead of him in the pecking order already, while Gibbs has stagnated over the past 18 months or so, and there is no doubt that neither player has reached the heights Wenger and co. will have been hoping for.

Moreover, the ex-Gunner believes Wenger needs to start showing the ruthless streak that has been so in evidence from Pep Guardiola in the early days of his Manchester City tenure.

"Look at Pep Guardiola. He gets in and straight away moves on Joe Hart," Wright explained.

Ask any Arsenal fans who they would like to see leave the club, and a whole host of names would probably come up given their recent struggles.

Gibbs and Chambers, however, may just encapsulate exactly what is wrong with the north London club at the moment.

Both players have failed to kick on after early promise and wouldn't look out of place at a mid-table side.

Perhaps if they find their way there before the transfer window shuts, that would be best for both parties.

Arsenal fans: Which two players would you choose to leave, and who should replace them? Have your say in the comments below...

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