David Seaman is worried that the club could be left behind if it continues to allow players to run down their contracts.
The Alexis Sanchez saga may be over, but Arsenal still have a number of contract situations to sort out.
Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere are both out of contract in the summer and have yet to extend despite the club’s confidence that they will.
Next season, Aaron Ramsey, Danny Welbeck, Petr Cech, Olivier Giroud and Nacho Monreal will have a year remaining on their deals.
It’s a dangerous situation to be in, and one that Seaman fears could see the club left behind by its rivals.
“It’s important for the club to stabilise this sort of thing. It gets even worst next year,” he told talkSPORT.
“The sad part is we’ve lost a quality player in Alexis Sanchez, and we don’t need that to carry on.
“We want to get these guys signed up, get that all sorted out and then try and move on. We do need to move one because we’re getting a little bit left behind.”
It is concerning that little progress has been made on contract extensions.
You would think the club would be doing its best to ensure that another Alexis Sanchez-like situation doesn’t occur again.
Yet, at this rate, that’s precisely what’s going to happen.
The club need to be decisive on players who are reluctant to extend.
If that means selling them all, then so be it.
The “will they, won’t they” of it all isn’t healthy for the squad.
Hopefully, the club’s attention will turn to sorting this mess out after the January window is closed.