Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has all-but confirmed the end of the road for three Gunners stars.

The north London outfit take on Leicester City in the Carabao Cup this evening and have rested a few key stars.

Fringe players such as Joe Willock, Mohamed Elneny, Sead Kolasinac and Eddie Nketiah have all started this evening.

But Mesut Ozil, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi are all absent from the matchday squad, despite all featuring in training earlier this week.

Ozil remains one of the club's biggest earners, taking home a whopping £300,000 each week despite his notable absence in recent months.

And fans think it is so that he can take 10 or 11 from Mesut Ozil or Lucas Torreira as they are linked with exits

The German is yet to play for the Gunners since lockdown ended back in June.

Ozil is determined to see out the final year of his contract, pocketing £18m in the process.

The playmaker has been linked with a move to Turkey but as per usual, one has failed to materialise as of yet.

Matteo Guendouzi has been back in Arsenal training this week
Matteo Guendouzi has been back in Arsenal training this week

Meanwhile, Guendouzi hasn't featured since his clash with Neal Maupay last season.

The Frenchman was sent off after the 2-1 defeat, having grabbed the striker by the throat.

Since, Guendouzi has been banished from all Arsenal matches and is heading for the exit door.

The midfielder has reportedly handed in a transfer request as he seeks to end his nightmare under Arteta.

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Finally, Torreira's exit is also nearing.

It has been reported that the Uruguay international has agreed personal terms with Atletico Madrid ahead of a potential switch of his own, which could help his current side in securing their target.

Fabrizio Romano tweeted on Wednesday that Torreira is keen on joining Diego Simeone’s side and has already agreed his terms of the contract, but the club first need to see Hector Herrera depart.

Torreira flourished under former boss Unai Emery but has failed to impress Arteta in recent months.