Arsenal duo Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette will both consider leaving if the club fails to qualify for the Champions League this season, according to a report.
The Gunners are four points adrift of fourth in the Premier League table following their 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace on Sunday, in which there were worrying signs both on and off the pitch for the hosts.
Not only were Arsenal pegged back having led 2-0, Granit Xhaka could be stripped of the captaincy by boss Unai Emery after gesturing to the fans and pulling his shirt off in anger after being substituted.
According to The Telegraph, the club’s recent form has left Aubameyang and Lacazette wondering if they want to hang around in North London, adding that Champions League qualification for next season could be the only thing that keeps them interested.
The newspaper adds that Emery is under mounting pressure and that the Arsenal board could sack the Spaniard if they do not make it into Europe’s elite club competition next term.
As for Aubameyang and Lacazette, The Telegraph says that the former attacker is the player Arsenal are most worried about, given that he has a year less on his contract than Lacazette, who joined on a five-year deal in 2017.
Arsenal will look to put things right in the EFL Cup on Wednesday evening when they play Liverpool at Anfield, where they lost 3-1 in August.