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Arsenal have decided to try and sell three players after the arrival of £72m record signing Nicolas Pepe.
The Gunners broke their transfer record on Thursday, finally announcing their capture of Lille star Pepe.
Arsenal have been tracking the winger all summer and have agreed to pay £20m up front, plus another £52m in instalments for his services.
This is because the north London outfit don’t have a hefty budget to throw at transfers this summer following their failure to qualify for the Champions League.
Unai Emery will now try and offload three fringe players to recoup funds after Pepe’s arrival.
According to the Times, Arsenal will try and sell Mohamed Elneny, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Carl Jenkinson.
Elneny recently featured at the African Cup of Nations with Egypt but is unlikely to oust Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira and Mateo Guendouzi in the middle of the park at the Emirates.
The 27-year-old has been tentatively linked with a move to Bordeaux, along with club captain and Arsenal wantaway Laurent Koscielny.
Mkhitaryan has also struggled to emerge as a key player at the Gunners since his move 18 months ago.
The winger was part of a Manchester United swap deal including Alexis Sanchez in January 2018 – but both men have since struggled at their respective clubs.
Mkhitaryan is undoubtedly one of the highest earners at the club and it would be a welcome reprieve if he was off the wage bill.
Jenkinson is another player who has failed to deliver at Arsenal.
The versatile defender has been shipped out on loan multiple times since arriving from Charlton as a youngster.
Jenkinson has been linked as a cut-price replacement for Aaron Wan-Bissaka at Crystal Palace.