Unai Emery has made it clear to Shkodran Mustafi and Mohamed Elneny that it is in their best interests to find another team and get another challenge for themselves.
Referring to the pair as very big players Emery wished the pair the best after informing them that their chances of first-team football will be minimal.
“They are very big players but for one circumstance or another they are going to have fewer chances to show their capacity or to be happy with us and the minutes they play in matches,” Emery said.
“But they know the situation and really I am wishing the best for them. I think now the best for them is to be protagonists in another team and to get another challenge for themselves.”
“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,”
“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.”
According to the Guardian, Monaco are interested in Mustafi and there is interest from Turkey in Elneny but time is running out for a deal to be struck before the European transfer window shuts on September 2nd.
It will be music to the ears of most Arsenal fans to hear Emery urge Mustafi and Elneny to move on, they have not succeeded at Arsenal and it is in their best interests to move on.
Some may think that Emery is being generous referring to the pair as very big players but just because it has not worked out for them at the Emirates does not mean that they will not impress elsewhere.
Football is littered with players that have failed in one league but been a huge success in another…..