Premier League: Andrey Arshavin leads list of players released

Andrey Arshavin

Andrey Arshavin, Roque Santa Cruz and William Gallas head the official list of 154 players released by Premier League clubsexternal-link this summer.

Arshavin, 32, who signed from Zenit St Petersburg for a reported £15m in January 2009, was one of 14 players not offered a new contract by Arsenal.

Roque Santa Cruz
Roque Santa Cruz leaves Manchester City after four years with he club.

Santa Cruz joined Manchester City for around £18m from Blackburn in 2009 but played just 20 games for the club.

Gallas, 35, leaves Tottenham after three years at White Hart Lane.

The Frenchman made 78 appearances for Spurs, 24 of those coming last season.

Phil Neville leaves Everton, eight years after moving to Goodison Park from Manchester United. The former England international, who made just over 300 appearances in all competitions for the Merseyside club, was considered for the Everton manager's post eventually taken by Roberto Martinez.

Another ex-England player on the list of players released is David Bentley. The 28-year-old winger leaves Spurs after five years, while John Bostock, who also moved to White Hart Lane in 2008, is another to depart.

Phil Neville
Phil Neville leaves Everton but was considered for the manager's post at Goodison Park.

The midfielder joined the club from Crystal Palace as a 16-year-old but was never able to establish himself at Spurs, playing on loan for the likes of Hull City, Swindon and most recently Toronto.

Former Wales international Simon Davies, 33, has left Fulham, who have also released 40-year-old goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer.

Arsenal have released the largest number of players from their squad, with Arshavin one of 14 to depart the Gunners, while Swansea City have released just one in Mark Gower.

Filippo Mancini, 22, follows his father Roberto, who was dismissed following the defeat by Wigan in the FA Cup final, out of Manchester City.


Andrey Arshavin, Samir Bihmoutine, Reice Charles-Cook, Denilson, Craig Eastmond, Sead Hajrovic, Conor Henderson, Jernade Meade, Nigel Oldfield Spence-Neita, Joshua Rees, Philip Roberts, James Shea, Sebastien Squillaci, Sanchez Watt.

Aston Villa

Calum Barrett, Joshua Barton, Courtney Cameron, Daniel Devine, Eric Lichaj, Andrew Marshall.


Amin Affane, Yossi Benayoun, Abdul Deen-Conteh, Paulo Ferreira, Hilario, Florent Malouda, Archange Nkumu, Ross Turnbull.


Johan Hammar, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Sam Kelly, Jan Mucha, Phil Neville.


Chris Baird, Simon Davies, Mahamadou Diarra, Thomas Donegan, Corey Gameiro, Georgios Karagkounis, James Musa, Richard Peniket, Mladen Petric, Mark Schwarzer, Alex Smith, Csaba Somogyi.


Tyrell Belford, Jamie Carragher, Jamie Stephens, Dan Wilson.

Manchester City

Wayne Bridge, Filippo Mancini, Ryan McGivern, Roque Santa Cruz, Kolo Toure.

Manchester United

Reece Brown, John Cofie, Michele Fornasier, Luke Giverin, Luke Hendrie, Luke McCullough, Paul Scholes, Gyliano Van Velzen, Freddie Veseli.

Newcastle United

Steve Harper, Yven Moyo, Danny Simpson.

Norwich City

Tom Adeyemi, Lee Camp, Olumide Durojaiye, George Francomb, Simeon Jackson, Chris Martin, Ramil Sheriff, Korey Smith, Marc Tierney, Elliott Ward.

Queens Park Rangers

Tal Ben Haim, DJ Campbell, Radek Cerny, Frederick Champion, Adam Francis, Troy Hewitt, Rob Hulse, Ryan Nelsen, Taylor Parmenter, Tommaso Trani.


Nick Bignall, Simon Church, Ian Harte, Noel Hunt, Charlie Losasso, Angus MacDonald, Alex Pearce, Nicky Shorey, Jay Tabb, Joshua Webb, Brett Williams.


Dan Butterfield, Ryan Dickson, Tommy Forecast, Sam Hoskins, Ben Reeves, Frazer Richardson, Dan Seaborne, Alberto Seidi.

Stoke City

Michael Clarkson, Rory Delap, Matthew Gledhill, Jadan Hall, Matthew Lund, Andrew Musungu, Carlo Nash, Michael Owen, Jermaine Pennant, George Rigg, Mamady Sidibe, Matthew Upson, Dean Whitehead.


Titus Bramble, Anthony Callaghan, Wade Joyce, Matthew Kilgallon, Ryan Noble, Adam Reed, Ben Wilson.

Swansea City

Mark Gower.

Tottenham Hotspur

Jack Barthram, David Bentley, John Bostock, William Gallas, Jack Munns, Jake Nicholson.

West Bromwich Albion

Marc-Antoine Fortune, Zoltan Gera, Gonzalo Jara, Romaine Sawyers, Jerome Thomas.

West Ham United

Carlton Cole, Jake Larkins, Gary O'Neil, Jack Powell, Jami Rafati, Eoin Wearen.

Wigan Athletic

Peter Aylmer, Albert Crusat, Franco Di Santo, David Jones, Adrian Lopez, Jonathan Lynch, Callum Morris, Filip Orsula, Ronnie Stam, Joshua Sumner, Ryan Watson.

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