Emery tells two players they are free to leave Arsenal this summer

By on August 24, 2019

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery has told two of his squad players they are free to leave before the European transfer deadline on 2nd September.

Shkodran Mustafi and Mohamed Elneny have yet to make an appearance for Arsenal this season and Emery has made it clear that it would be best for everyone if the players find new clubs.

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Speaking before their match against Liverpool on Saturday, when asked about Mustafi and Elneny leaving, Emery said according to the Metro:

‘’I spoke with them a lot of times last year in this position and I think it is positive for them to leave and sign for another team where they can be protagonists, they can be happy and continue their careers as players.’’

Emery was keen to reinforce that both players still had lots to offer and made it clear that ‘’they know the situation and really I am wishing the best for them.’’

It would be a huge shock to see them included in the squad for the clash with Liverpool this evening and it can be assumed both have played their last games for the club.

This firm approach from the Arsenal hierarchy shows the changes post-Wenger are truly coming in to force.

In the past, Arsenal have been accused of holding on to dead weight players for too long and not being ruthless enough in their efforts to offload unwanted members of the squad.

However, this firm line given from Emery reflects the dogmatic approach taken by Director of Football Raul Sanllehi who has been heralded as a cult figure after leading the team which captured Nicolas Pepe, Dani Ceballos, David Luiz, William Saliba and Kieran Tierney this summer. 

If Salenhi can now recoup some of the £35m spent on Mustafi, his status among the Arsenal fans will only continue to rise.

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