Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has revealed that he has opened the exit door for Shkodran Mustafi.
Emery has already confirmed that they expect to sell players, before the European transfer windows close later in August and early September.
Mustafi is top of the list of players Arsenal are hoping to move on and though he has been linked with Monaco and Roma, the Gunners have not received any offers to sign a player.
The 27-year-old, who has two years left on his contract, is not keen to leave, but Emery has hinted that he told him he could go.
“I spoke with him when we finished last season, I spoke with him when we started pre-season and I spoke with him also two weeks ago saying maybe there was the possibility he can leave.
“But I don’t have doubts if he needs to play because he is a good player. Maybe we decided to be more competitive in each position, at centre-back with David Luiz, with another player in the middle with [Dani] Ceballos, with Kieran Tierney, with [Nicolas] Pepe.
“I think being more competitive we can respond better in the season. Some players maybe they can play less with that situation and can leave.
“But it’s one decision taken with the player, with the club, with the team. At the moment he is here and really if we need, he plays with us. I have confidence he will do well,” Emery told reporters.