Report names five Arsenal players Emery plans to sell, including Shkodran Mustafi

Unai Emery the Head Coach of Arsenal during the match between Al-Nasr Dubai SC and Arsenal at Al Maktoum Stadium on March 26, 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Arsenal are reportedly planning a summer clear-out with Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Mo Elneny, Calum Chambers and Mustafi expected to leave.

(L) Henrikh Mkhitaryan celebrates scoring the 2nd Arsenal goal with (R) Mesut Ozil during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and AFC Bournemouth at Emirates Stadium on February 27,...

Arsenal manager Unai Emery is planning to sell five senior players this summer in order to raise funds for new signings, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan one of those facing an uncertain future at The Emirates Stadium, as reported by the Mirror.

The Gunners have been linked with a number of big-money transfer targets, such as Christopher Nkunku, Nico Barella and Nicolas Pepe, but funds are tight in North London. According to the Sun, Emery will be handed a budget of just £40 million.

 

So the former Sevilla, Valencia and PSG boss is hoping to raise funds by cashing in on a number of players who have not quite lived up to his expectations.

Mkhitaryan, who has underwhelmed since he arrived from Manchester United in January 2018 as part of a swap deal with Alexis Sanchez, could be offloaded alongside the out-of-favour Mesut Ozil. The midfield duo earn a combined £530,000 a week.

The Mirror adds that Mo Elneny, Calum Chambers and Shkodran Mustafi could also be shown the exit.

Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal looks on prior to the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.

Egyptian international Elneny has made just two Premier League starts all season while Chambers is on loan at Fulham.

Mustafi, who joined from Valencia three years ago for £35 million (BBC), has never looked like a safe option at the back, with the defender making a catalogue of high-profile errors in Arsenal colours.

Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Arsenal and Stade Rennais at Emirates Stadium on March 14, 2019 in London, England.

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