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After losing his spot in the Arsenal first team, the Russian is let go for nothing after costing £15 million in 2009, with Roque Santa Cruz and David Bentley other notable exits

Andrey Arshavin, William Gallas and Yossi Benayoun are among the biggest names to leave their clubs after the Premier League confirmed the players to depart each team at the end of their contracts this summer.

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The Russian attacking midfielder, who joined the Gunners for £15 million in 2009, joins Denilson and Sebastien Squillaci in leaving the Emirates Stadium after failing to make the matchday squad for a league game since January.

Gallas exits White Hart Lane, his third London club, alongside winger David Bentley (also a one-time £15m signing) after falling behind the likes of Jan Vertonghen and Michael Dawson in the centre-back pecking order.

Benayoun heads a list of decorated but second-choice names on their way out of Chelsea, with Paulo Ferreira, Hilario, Ross Turnbull and Florent Malouda all released.

Manchester United have not let go any first-team players, with the exception of the retiring Paul Scholes, though Liverpool-bound Kolo Toure exits Manchester City alongside Wayne Bridge, Roque Santa Cruz (a £17.5m signing in 2009) and youngster Filippo Mancini, son of recently sacked manager Roberto.

Elsewhere in the Premier League, notable departures include goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer from Fulham, who has been succeeded by Maarten Stekelenburg, Jermaine Pennant and Dean Whitehead of Stoke City and Argentina international Franco Di Santo from relegated Wigan.

RELEASED PLAYERS LIST IN FULL
ARSENAL
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
Richard Dunne
Eric Lichaj
Andrew Marshall
Jean Makoun
CHELSEA
Amin Affane
Yossi Benayoun
Aziz Deen-Conteh
Paulo Ferreira
Hilario
Florent Malouda
Archange Nkumu
Ross Turnbull
EVERTON
Johan Hammar
Thomas Hitzlsperger
Sam Kelly
Jan Mucha
Phil Neville
FULHAM
Chris Baird
Simon Davies
Mahamadou Diarra
Thomas Donegan
Corey Gameiro
Georgios Karagounis
James Muza
Richard Peniket
Mladen Petric
Mark Schwarzer
Alex Smith
Csaba Somogyi
LIVERPOOL
Tyrell Belford
Jamie Carragher
James Stephens
Danny 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 McCulloch
Paul Scholes
Gyliano van Velzen
Frederic 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
Elliot Ward
QPR
Tal Ben-Haim
DJ Campbell
Radek Cerny
Frederick Champion
Adam Francis
Troy Hewitt
Rob Hulse
Ryan Nelsen
Taylor Parmenter
Tommaso Trani
READING
Nicholas Bignall
Simon Church
Ian Harte
Noel Hunt
Charlie Losasso
Angus Macdonald
Alex Pearce
Nicky Shorey
Jay Tabb
Joshua Webb
Brett Williams
SOUTHAMPTON
Danny Butterfield
Ryan Dickson
Tommy Forecast
Sam Hoskins
Ben Reeves
Frazer Richardson
Danny 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
SUNDERLAND
Titus Bramble
Anthony Callaghan
Wade Joyce
Matt Kilgallon
Ryan Noble
Adam Reid
Ben Wilson
SWANSEA CITY
Mark Gower
TOTTENHAM
Jack Barthram
David Bentley
John Bostock
William Gallas
Jack Munns
Jake Nicholson
WEST BROM
Marc-Antoine Fortune
Zoltan Gera
Gonzalo Jara
Romaine Sawyers
Jerome Thomas
WEST HAM
Carlton Cole
Jake Larkins
Gary O'Neil
Jack Powell
Jami Rafati
Eoin Wearen
WIGAN
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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