As a result, Arsenal will have a complete absence of European football for the first time in 25 years.
With a number of senior players having left for pastures new so far this summer, the Spaniard is working with a limited squad, although Albert Sambi Lokonga and Nuno Tavares are two new faces who are expected to be followed by more in the coming weeks.
The transfer of Ben White from Brighton looks set to be formally announced in the near future, in a deal worth £50million.
Transfer chief Edu is also reportedly keen to recruit a goalkeeper who can challenge Bernd Leno for the No 1 spot, with Aaron Ramsdale shaping up to be the most likely candidate.
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