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Unai Emery names three Arsenal players who could leave this month

Late departures

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has named three players who could leave the club before the European transfer window closes at the end of the month.

It’s been a pretty successful transfer window for the Gunners, having brought in a selection of quality players.

Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi and Sokratis Papastathopoulos all joined the club with a selection of departures. 

Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere both left for free while Lucas Perez signed for West Ham and Calum Chambers joined Fulham on loan.

Despite the domestic transfer window closing, that will not be the end of Arsenal departures.

BARCELONA, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 28: Unai Emery, Head Coach of Sevilla FC reacts during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC at Camp Nou on February 28, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Squad trim

That is because Unai Emery has confirmed three players could leave the club before the European window closes at the end of the month.

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Those come in the form of Carl Jenkinson, David Ospina and Joel Campbell.

“We only have three players: Carl Jenkinson, David Ospina and Joel Campbell, with the possibility to leave,” Emery explained, as quoted by the Daily Mirror. 

Emery also discussed the new season and how he wants to start well against Manchester City on Sunday.

“We are excited. We have a lot of ambition to start [well] on Sunday against the last winners of the Premier League.

“Also, I think that it’s a big and great match that we can play to start this season.

“We are working to improve each match and each training session. But Sunday, we need to show on the pitch our performance at a big level.

“The opposition is demanding our best moments tactically and also individually. It’s for that, that on Sunday I want first to be together with our supporters.”

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)

Unai Emery calls Pep Guardiola a ‘better manager’ than him

Emery has also been speaking about Pep Guardiola ahead of their showdown on Sunday.

He’s even admitted that Guardiola is a ‘better’ manager than him.

Click here to see why he said that.