Revealed: Two Arsenal players’ futures in doubt with Unai Emery set to reduce squad

Danny Welbeck and David Ospina’s future at Arsenal are under question with new manager Unai Emery looking to reduce his squad size this summer, according to the Telegraph.

It is understood that the Gunners have completed the main bulk of their transfer business and their focus is now on offloading players no longer in Emery’s plans.

Welbeck’s contract expires next summer and the club are keen to sell him for a fee now, whilst the arrival of Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen has now made Ospina third-choice goalkeeper at the Emirates.

Welbeck Out

Arsenal Danny Welbeck

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 15: Danny Welbeck of Arsenal celebrates his penalty during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Arsenal and AC Milan at Emirates Stadium on March 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The 27-year-old is coming off a disappointing season with Arsenal despite having been selected for Gareth Southgate’s England squad having started in just 22 of his 42 appearances last season.

Welbeck is now unlikely to be in the plans of Emery and is set for talks with the Spaniard after returning from Russia today.

Having spent £70m on new additions, the club are looking to recuperate funds by selling players no longer required and the English forward looks set to be sold.

Ospina Out

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – JULY 03: David Ospina of Colombia celebrates after he saves the third penalty from Jordan Henderson in the penalty shoot out during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Colombia and England at Spartak Stadium on July 3, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Despite having had a successful World Cup with Colombia, Petr Cech and Bernd Leno are both players who are ahead of Ospina in the pecking order at Arsenal.

The report claims that Leno’s arrival means a senior goalkeeper is expected to depart with Ospina looking for likely to be sold than Cech.

Lucas Perez, Carl Jenkinson, Chuba Akpom and Joel Campbell are amongst other names that could be offloaded.

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