Stan Collymore has named three players who might leave Arsenal if the Gunners don’t get better and start winning trophies.
Mikel Arteta has made them a strong club again, and they might finish this season inside the top four.
That would be a significant improvement on their standing in the last campaign, and it would mean a return to the Champions League since 2017.
The Spaniard is overseeing a major rebuild, and you can sense that his team is on the cusp of something great.
However, no one can predict how much longer it would take before they compete for titles again.
Collymore believes Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Gabriel Martinelli all have the quality to play for a club like Manchester City and Liverpool, and these rivals could poach them soon.
He tells Mirror Football: “Arsenal’s youngsters are the real deal — Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Gabriel Martinelli.
“But the problem is for Arsenal, they may get picked off if the Gunners don’t get to the Promised Land of winning trophies in the next couple of years. I could certainly see Liverpool and the two Manchester clubs being interested in Saka, Smith Rowe and Martinelli — they have a chance of getting into one of those clubs in the next four or five years if they keep developing.”
Just Arsenal Opinion
We all know the top clubs admire our players and will fancy their chances of signing them.
However, we are also on an upward trajectory, and in no time, we would challenge for titles.
If that happens, there would be no need for us to worry about losing any of our best players.