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It is no secret that Arsenal's recent endeavours in the transfer market have spurred more than just disappointment among Arsenal fans. Having seen several of their marquee players including the likes of Robin Van Persie, Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas depart in search of greener pastures of late, it looks like the Arsenal fans have reached tipping point. Several conspicuous protests have been made in the last couple months, demanding the sacking of several of the board members and even the long serving manager Arsene Wenger recently, which is testament to the unrest among the fans.
The volatile atmosphere has only been amplified by another recent development that sees fan favourite Theo Walcott and 1st team regular Bacary Sagna excluded from the new Arsenal A3 calendar. While the manager is in his typical denial mode when asked about the matter, the lack of clarity on Walcott's contract that expires this summer continues to rub the fans on the wrong side. Reliable right back Bacary Sagna too is missing from the calendar which has fuelled speculation of his possible move away from the Emirates. Internazionale are reportedly interested in making a move for the Frenchman, who has been a pillar in Arsenal's defence over the years.
Arsene Wenger though remains adamant as always in his riposte stating that all is well with contract negotiations of Walcott and Sagna and that they intend to commit them to the club as soon as possible.
This could well be an exaggeration though as several other long term contract holders including centrehalf Laurent Koscielny, are missing from the calendar that can accommodate just 12 out of the 25 squad players plus U-21 prospects.
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