Arsene Wenger has remained coy on the future of Marouane Chamakh and Andrey Arshavin despite speculation mounting that both men could leave the club at the end of the season.
Stressing that both men were fully committed to life at the Emirates, the Frenchman played down talk of an exit, but stopped short of dismissing the talk altogether.
“Every player who is in the squad has a future,” Wenger told assembled press with a wry grin.
“It is very difficult to speak individually about the player and whether they play in the coming months. It depends on their form and the need for them in the squad.
“Both of them have an outstanding attitude so I’m very happy with them.”
While the potential for a New Year exit for Chamakh seems to be blocked by his international commitments with Morocco, it has been seriously suggested that out of form Arshavin could be a target for former club Zenit St Petersburg.
Arseblog News thinks it would be surprising if the Russian were to quit London before the end of his contract. However, given the fact he has now slipped down the pecking order behind both Tomas Rosicky and Yossi Benayoun the temptation to accept a big money offer could well change things should a bid be forthcoming.