The arrival of Unai Emery at Arsenal signifies the beginning of a new era at the club. This coming after after a topsy-turvy 22 year spell under Arsene Wenger.
The club will be looking different under the Spaniard’s watch. The 46 year old new head coach has a system that he will like to employ and as such will need the services of players that will suit his style.
The implication of this is that several new signings will be coming to the club and it has been evident in recent days. Six new signings have arrived at Arsenal and that can only mean that some players will have to park their bags.
Arsenal has not added an attacking option this summer, but the arrival of Aubameyang and Mhkitaryan last January will affect his playing time. Emery known for giving young players the opportunity to flourish will mean that players like Iwobi will likely get the nod ahead of Welbeck.
Letting the English player leave will help reduce the wage bill weighing on the club.
The Costa Rica international was a sensation for Arsenal in the 2015/16 season for the Gunners only for Wenger to loan him out the next season. He has been moving from club to club since then. His injury worries have also not helped his situation.
With the myriad of attacking players Arsenal have at the moment, breaking into Arsenal team will be almost impossible. Leaving the club has become imperative for him.
The Spaniard’s case is almost not different from the Joel Campbell story. He has to leave if he wants to enjoy regular playing time.
Another reason is that the club is using every possible means to reduce its wage budget. Letting some squad members go will help to adequately pay the other players what they actually deserve.
The England defender has not been able to prove himself when given the chance at the club. He has moved down the pecking order at right back and staying at the club just mean he doesn’t want to progress.
The arrival of Stephan Lichtsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, means that he might never ever get to play any first team games.