Arsenal’s Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi has expressed his hope that teammates Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil stay with the club.
The two players could well be on their way out of the Premier League team, with their contract negotiations put on hold until the European summer.
With the future of manager Arsene Wenger also uncertain, the Gunners cannot afford to lose two senior players.
Iwobi has expressed his respect for the players in question and hopes that they will sign new deals with the London side.
“As you can see from stats, goals and chances they create they are key players in our team,” he told the BBC.
“Everything offensively almost goes through them. Even though we have other players they are world-class players.
“For the club it’d be great for them to stay, but at the end of the day it’s their decisions.”