Arsenal boss Emery has had a good season at North London so far, helping the club fight for a top-four finish in the Premier League, while also contesting for glory in the UEFA Europa League.
But despite so, the club management seems to have decided to bring in some new faces at the club next season, to as to challenge more strongly for both domestic and continental success.
It has been announced that Emery will be given only a budget of £45million, to bring in new players, and as a result, the former PSG manager may have to offload some of the current players in his squad.
And as of latest, the Daily Mail claims that the Spanish manager has decided to let go of as many as seven stars in the current Arsenal squad – including Shkodran Mustafi, Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and more.
Arsenal have tried to sell Mustafi in the last two summers and they have struggled to find a buyer so far. This time around, they will once again look to offload the German.
Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are being sold, so as to reduce the burden of the Gunners’ hefty wage bill.
The other four players set to leave the squad are fringe players Carl Jenkinson and Mohamed Elneny, and out-on-loan stars Calum Chambers and David Ospina, as reported by the Mirror.
FOX Sports Asia probability ratings: 4/5; Emery is definitely determined to contest strongly for a Champions League spot, and a top-three finish in the Premier League next season. But he may need some high-profile players to help him get there, and that could in turn pave the way for the exit of all or most of the above-mentioned stars.