The Gunners are looking to cut back on spending on wages
Unai Emery was appointed as Arsenal’s new manager back in May after Arsene Wenger decided to leave the club after 22 years at the end of the season. He signed a three-year deal worth £15 million.
The Gunners finished sixth in the Premier League last season and will miss the Champions League next season. The Spaniard has been charged with the task of returning the club to the European elite while challenging for major honours.
It has been a busy transfer for the Premier League giants, as the new boss has brought in new five players, reinforcing the particular areas which needed strengthening to compete for major silverware next season.
Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria, Matteo Guendouzi from Lorient, Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen, Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund and Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus.
With the Premier League transfer window shut down, the London outfit are are willing to let go few players as the European window is still open. The new signings have make a huge impact on their wage budget and are looking to balance the books.
The 46 year old revealed earlier that he will only allow Carl Jenkinson, David Ospina and Joel Campbell to leave the club this month. But the club could let another player to leave.
Mohamed Elneny could be on his way out of Arsenal as the club look to cut back on spending on wages, The Mirror claims.
The Egypt International joined the club from FC Basel for an undisclosed fee reported to be somewhere between £5 million and £7.4 million in 2016.
However, the midfielder has struggled to establish himself as a regular since joining them and made only 13 Premier League appearances last season.
The 26 year old only penned a new four-year contract back in March extending his stay until the summer of 2024. But it is believed that he has fallen down the pecking order since Emery’s arrival this summer.
Torreira and Guendouzi have also increased the competition for places in the middle of the park. The Egyptian was also an unused sub in the club’s first Premier League match of the season against Manchester City.
Ligue 1 side Marseille are interested in signing him and Arsenal could decide to cash in if they receive an offer from them.