Arsenal will prioritise offloading players in the January transfer window, says manager Mikel Arteta.
Midfielder Mesut Ozil, whose deal expires in summer 2021, has been left out of the Gunners’ Premier League and Europa League squads this season.
Defenders Shkodran Mustafi and Sead Kolasinac have barely featured in the league in 2020-21.
“We cannot sustain the numbers that we have in certain positions,” said Arteta.
“There are some players that are going to go on loan and going to leave, and that is the priority.
“Then we will see if we have the right opportunity in the positions where we need some more help.”
When asked about reports that Bosnia-Herzegovina left-back Kolasinac is close to a return to former club Schalke, Arteta said: “”The numbers we have in the squad at the moment are really big, but we cannot confirm anything yet.”