There are serious concerns at Arsenal that star strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette won’t commit to new deals with Unai Emery in charge, according to reports.
John Cross of the Mirror claims Arsenal have been trying to negotiate new deals with both players, but fears are growing that they won’t sign extensions whilst Unai Emery is in charge.
By next summer, Aubameyang will enter the final year of his deal whilst Lacazette will have two years left. If they aren’t going to commit their futures, Arsenal will probably want to sell while they still have the chance.
Given the Gunners are struggling to mount any kind of serious challenge for Champions League football, it’s not surprising the duo want to see some kind of major change before signing on.
The easiest one to implement would be hiring a new coach, but for some reason, Arsenal are stalling on doing so until it may be too late.
If holding onto Emery means another year of Europa League football (or no European football at all), another trophyless season and two of the club’s best players leaving, that’s going to spell a huge amount of trouble for the future.