Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan look set to be the major casualties of Unai Emery’s summer overhaul at Arsenal.
Arsenal‘s top four hopes all but mathematically ended following last Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Brighton, with Emery deciding major changes must be made to the squad he inherited from Arsene Wenger last summer.
A minimum of five first-team stars could be set for an exit, with Ozil and Mkhitaryan reportedly two of several who look set to follow Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck out of the Emirates.
Ozil has struggled to deliver consistent performances in recent months, with the club’s fans often divided on the contribution of the £350,000-a-week star.
The German has often been criticised for going missing during games, with moments of brilliance having been few and far between of late.
Mkhitaryan has also been an inconsistent performer since arriving from Manchester United in 2018, with the 30-year-old have failed to regularly produce the form he showed at Borussia Dortmund before moving to English football.
According to The Sun Emery is also keen to sanction the sales of midfielder Mohamed Elneny and defender Shkodran Mustafi.
Elneny has fallen out-of-favour under the Spaniard, while Mustafi continues to underperform.
The German was signed for a fee of £30m from Valencia in 2016, but has been an error-prone presence in the Arsenal defence having seemingly failed to adjust to the demands of the Premier League.
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