Updated: Aug 23, 2019
Unai Emery has told Shkodran Mustafi and Mohamed Elneny to leave Arsenal before the European transfer window closes.
The Spaniard revealed that he told the duo to seek regular playing time elsewhere as they are surplus to requirements at the Emirates.
"We have some players and they know their situation. For example, Elneny and Mustafi, they know their situation in the squad," Emery said ahead of Arsenal's trip to Liverpool on Saturday as Daily Star reported.
"I want the players to be happy here, I want the players to be protagonists here, and last year, for example, with Mustafi and Mo, when they didn't play, they weren't happy.
"I spoke with them a lot of times last year in this position and I think it is positive for them to leave and to sign for another team where they can be protagonists, they can be happy and can continue their careers as players.
"They are very big players but here for one circumstance or another circumstance they are going to have less chances to show their capacity or to be happy with us taking minutes of playing matches.
"They know the situation, I am wishing the best for them and I think now the best for them is to be protagonists in another team, to sign and to get another challenge for them and continue with another team.
"But with [a lot of] respect, they are training with us but they know their situation and I am wishing only the best for them."