Wenger releases eight Arsenal players


Amaury Bischoff, signed a year ago by Arsene Wenger, has been released by Arsenal after failing to break into the first team at the Emirates Stadium.

The 22-year-old Portuguese Under-21 international arrived at Arsenal from Werder Bremen and found himself a regular in the club’s reserves, making just four substitute appearances for the first team.

Wenger has released a total of eight players with Rui Fonte, who spent a period on loan at Crystal Palace last season, also departing.

James Dunne, Paul Rodgers, Rene Steer, Vincent van den Berg and Anton Blackwood have also left, as has Abu Ogogo, who agreed to step down to League 2 to join Dagenham & Redbridge.

Arsenal have made just one signing so far this summer, with only Belgian international defender Thomas Vermaelen arriving from Ajax for £10 million.

Read the rest of the departing gunners here at Telegraph.co.uk