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Arsenal boss Unai Emery handed new transfer problem days after Laurent Koscielny fiasco

ARSENAL boss Unai Emery is reportedly facing a new transfer problem just days after Laurent Koscielny refused to travel with the team.

Koscielny was absent from the trip to the US with the defender trying to push through a move away from the Emirates.


He has been linked with a number of Ligue 1 clubs and has just one year left on his Arsenal contract.

While the Koscielny saga is sure to be giving Emery a headache, the Mirror now report he has another dilemma.

It’s claimed that Emery is keen to sell Shkodran Mustafi in order to raise funds for his transfer budget.

However, the German is reportedly making it clear he want to stay as he is settled in London.

Mustafi earns £120,000 per week and Emery is believed to be keen to free up some space on the wage bill.

It’s understood the Spaniard only has £45million to spend this summer, though can increase that with player sales.

Indeed, Emery recently admitted that he needs to spend if he wants to improve his squad after a fifth-placed Premier League finish.

”I think we can improve first, by spending money to achieve players,” he said.

“In the past the club have done great work in watching players, finding and signing young players and developing our players in the academy.

“I have big respect for our work, for our players in the academy.

“I want to develop the players here — giving them progress to achieve something at a big club like we are.

“We can also achieve [buy] some players who are in other teams, who can come here and give us this performance—like [Virgil] Van Dijk with Liverpool.”

Arsenal’s first match of their US tour comes on Monday evening.

They face Colorado Rapids before matches with Bayern Munich, Fiorentina and Real Madrid.

The Gunners begin the new Premier League season at Newcastle on August 11.

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