After being linked with summer exits, Unai Emery has confirmed that Arsenal would like to sell Mohamed Elneny and Shkodran Mustafi in the current transfer window.
The pair are yet to feature this season and have not even been named in matchday squads against Newcastle United and Burnley, with Emery confirming that he had already told Mustafi he is free to depart the club. Elneny has attracted interest from Fenerbahce whilst Mustafi has been linked with a move to Roma.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of the Liverpool clash, Emery provided a transfer update on Elneny and Mustafi, "We have now some players, they know their situation. For example, Elneny and Mustafi know their position in the squad and really I want the players to be happy here, I want the players to be protagonists here.
"Last year with Mustafi and Mo, when they didn't play they weren't happy and I spoke with them a lot of times last year and this pre-season and I think it is positive for them to leave and sign for another team where they can be protagonists and 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 and I think now the best for them is to be protagonists in another team and sign and to get another challenge for them with another team. We respect them, they are training with us, but they know their situation and only I am wishing the best for them."
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