DANNY WELBECK is set to follow Aaron Ramsey out of the Arsenal exit door on a free transfer.
The striker is in hot-form for the Gunners and has bagged four goals so far this season.
But the 27-year-old is out of contract next summer and will be available on a free.
And the Daily Mirror claim an agreement on a new deal is still not close.
Welbeck, who was linked with Galatasaray in August, will be free to talk to foreign clubs from January 1 and will have plenty of interest at home and abroad.
Despite his impressive start to the campaign the ex-Manchester United ace is still struggling to secure a spot in Unai Emery’s starting XI.
Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are both ahead of him in the pecking order.
However, Arsenal will be anxious to avoid the prospect of losing another player on the cheap.
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Ramsey is also out of contract in May and with no offer on the table from the Gunners, the Welshman is set to end his decade-long stint at The Emirates.
Napoli and Real Madrid have both been linked with the midfielder, who could depart for a cut-price fee in January.