Thomas Partey, Takehiro Tomiyasu and the four Arsenal players whose contracts expire in 2025

The Gunners have a handful of players whose current deals are set to run out at the end of next season

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: (L-R) Thomas Partey and Takehiro Tomiyasu of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on January 01, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

The summer of 2024 promises to be a big one for Arsenal. Mikel Arteta has revolutionised the club since he arrived in December 2019, and regardless of whether the Gunners are successful in their bid to win the Premier League and Champions League this season, he’ll want to take his project to the next level.

“We are going to have to nail the recruitment, because we know that we are going to have play a different level and the demands are going to be even higher,” the Spaniard said at the end of last season. Expect that to be the same this time around with Martin Zubimendi, Nico Williams and Jorrel Hato among the names Arsenal are looking at to strengthen the squad.

It could be an important summer in terms of outgoings too. Arsenal have not been the best sellers historically and have worked hard to avoid letting too many players drift into the last year of their contract as they try to fix that. Still there are a few players who, come the end of this season, will be into the final 12 months of their deal at the Emirates. Here takes a look at who they are.

Takehiro Tomiyasu

This is one that Arsenal are set to address very soon. Takehiro Tomiyasu will have one year left on his current deal at the end of this season. Arsenal though have worked hard to convince the Japanese international to commit his long-term future to the Emirates.

A deal for an extension has been agreed with Tomiyasu and should be announced very soon. The 25-year-old has struggled with injuries, but his versatility has made him a key member of Arteta’s squad.

Thomas Partey

Unlike Tomiyasu, Partey’s future at Arsenal is far less certain. The Gunners were open to offers on him for the early part of last summer, but elected to keep him when no suitable deals came forward.

Since then he has started just three competitive matches in a season blighted by injuries. Arsenal are looking at the long-term future in the defensive midfield position and are unlikely to offer Partey an extension on his current deal which expires in 2025.

Nuno Tavares

It’s highly unlikely that Nuno Tavares has a future at Arsenal at this point. The Gunners were keen to sell him to Marseille in January, but were left frustrated by Nottingham Forest after not including a recall clause in his season-long loan deal at the City Ground.

Tavares’ deal with Arsenal expires in 2025, although Arsenal have the option to extend it by 12 months. This could help them preserve some of the 23-year-old’s value, but it seems almost certain that Tavares will look to find a permanent exit from the Emirates this summer.

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