Unai Emery has told Shkodran Mustafi and Mohamed Elneny they can leave the club, preferably before September 2nd.
According to The Mirror, Emery has told the pair, that he feels it would be better for all parties involved if they eft the club as soon as possible.
Arsenal spent big this summer, now their manager is working hard to recoup money too. He has already brought back in 50 million pounds through sales.
They have sold, Alex Iwobi, Krystian Bielik, Laurent Koscielny, David Ospina, and Carl Jenkinson.
Mustafi cost the north London club 35 million three years ago, and Elneny was a makeweight player in another transfer.
The European transfer deadline is September 2nd, the hope is that both players no longer belongs to Arsenal by then.
Emery would like the money in the bank. The idea is to have funds to further reinforce his team in January if he wants.
Emery said of the pair:
“We now have some players who know their situation.”
“For example, Elneny and Mustafi know their position in the squad”
“I really want the players to be happy here, I want them to be protagonists.
“Last year with Mustafi and Mo, when they didn’t play they weren’t happy.”
“I spoke with them a lot of times last year and in pre-season, and I think it is positive for them to leave.”
“They can sign for another team where they can be protagonists, be happy and continue their careers.”
“They are very big players.”
“But for one circumstance or another, they are going to have less chances to show their capacity or to be happy with us and the minutes they play in matches.”
“But they know the situation and really, really I am wishing the best for them.”
“I think now the best for them is to be protagonists in another team, to sign and get another challenge with another team.”
“We respect them, and they are training with us, but they know their situation.”