Real Betis are reportedly planning to sign four Arsenal fringe players this summer.
The La Liga outfit, who already have Gunners striker Joel Campbell on loan, was understood to be in negotiations with the north London outfit earlier this month, over a partnership agreement that benefits both clubs in the exchange of players.
Betisare keen to Campbell extend loan spell in Spain for another season. The Verdiblancos also want to acquire the services of four other Arsenal players: defender Johan Djourou, midfielders Francis Coquelin and Emmanuel Frimpong and striker Marouane Chamakh, according to Spanish newspaper Fichajes.
Chamakh and Djourou are expected to leave the Emirates this summer, while it's unsure if Wenger will sell academy products Coquelin and Frimpong, despite the holding midfield duo struggling for game time and failing to establish themselves in the club's first team.
Djourou, who is on loan at Hannover, appears to have his heart set on staying in the Bundesliga. It is understood that negotiations have begun on this but both clubs are yet to agree on a fee and a switch to Betis could still happen.
Managing to sell Chamakh at the end of this season would be nothing short of a dream scenario for Arsenal administration and supporters, especially with the Moroccan's contract set to expire next summer. The 29-year-old would also want to get his career back on track and a move away from the Premier League could work for him.
There's is no doubt Coquelin and Frimpong need a move away from Arsenal, at least on year-long loan, if they are to enjoy regular first team football for a season, especially with the club being linked to a host of experienced defensive midfielders this summer. And it looks like at least one of the two would leave at the end of this campaign.
Betis are currently seventh in La Liga and are very much in the middle of the race for a Europa League spot for next season.
Arsenal are expected to shift most of the unwanted players from their wage bill this time, alongside their summer recruitment plans.