Arsenal are open to selling players in order to raise funds
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 last 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.
Emery is keen to bring in two more players before the end of the transfer window according to Goal.
The English side had a £70 million budget heading into the transfer window and are willing to sell few players in order to make new signings. They are believed to be willing to listen to offers for the likes of Nacho Monreal, Shkodran Mustafi, Danny Welbeck, Petr Cech, David Ospina, Carl Jenkinson and Lucas Perez.
Monreal was an important player under Wenger and featured regularly last season. But the the 46 year old doesn’t see him in his future plans and could be offloaded.
Mustafi started his England career in a positive way but his decline has been alarming over the past season. With the arrival of Sokratis, the German International faces extra competition.
Since Welbeck joined from Manchester United, he has struggled with injuries and failed to get a long run in the team.
With the arrival of Leno, Cech and Ospina both of them are likely to end up on the bench and one of them could be sold.
Perez and Jenkinson both struggled to get a place in Starting XI last season and was sent on loan. This year both of them could be permanently sold.
Former Sevilla boss has prioritized signing a fast winger and a left-back.