Arsenal Football Club will be releasing seven players at the end of their contracts on June 30.  

Professionals Manuel Almunia, George Brislen-Hall, Gavin Hoyte, Sean McDermott, Rhys Murphy, together with Scholars James Campbell and Jeffrey Monakana will all be released on July 1 and are therefore free to join other clubs from this point.  

Of the departing players, Almunia and Hoyte both made first team appearances. Almunia made a total of 175 first-team appearances since joining from Celta Vigo in July 2004, keeping an impressive 70 clean sheets.

During his time with Arsenal, Almunia played in the 2006 UEFA Champions League final and made a total of 109 Premier League appearances.

Gavin Hoyte broke into the first team on four occasions, making his debut in the Carling Cup victory against Sheffield United in September 2008.  

Everyone at Arsenal would like to take this opportunity to thank Manuel, George, Gavin, Sean, Rhys, James and Jeffrey for their contribution towards the Club and wish them well in their future careers.

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22 May 2012