Arsenal coach, Unai Emery, has announced that he has asked two of his senior players, Shkodran Mustafi and Mohamed Elneny, to leave the club before the European transfer window closes on August 31st.
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Speaking with Sky Sports ahead of their crunch Premier League clash with Liverpool on Saturday, he said since playing time has been hard to come by for the duo then it would make sense if they leave the club to where they would be guaranteed a starting berth.
“We have some players and they know their situation. For example, Elneny and Mustafi, they know their situation in the squad.”
“I want the players to be happy here, I want the players to be protagonists here, and last year, for example, with Mustafi and Mo, when they didn’t play, they weren’t happy.”
“I spoke with them a lot of times last year in this position and I think it is positive for them to leave and to sign for another team where they can be protagonists, they can be happy and can continue their careers as players.”
“They are very big players but here for one circumstance or another circumstance they are going to have less chances to show their capacity or to be happy with us taking minutes of playing matches.”
“They know the situation, I am wishing the best for them and I think now the best for them is to be protagonists in another team, to sign and to get another challenge for them and continue with another team.”