Unai Emery says it would be ‘perfect’ if Arsenal could agree new deals with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.
Reports last week suggested that contracts had been agreed, but they were premature. However, the club are working on extending the stays of both players, who have become vital to the team and our hopes for the future.
Between the two of them they scored 50 goals last season, and hopefully they can do the same – if not better – this time around.
Quizzed about the talks, Emery said, “They are very important players and their contracts need to be in the same balance.
“It’s a situation that the club are working on. I want the best for the club. And I want the best for the players.
“I think if the club and they are speaking about that, it’s perfect. Edu is here for that reason. There’s also Raul and Huss, working with the players for that.
“It’s important for them, but my focus is on preparing the matches, each training session and making sure the players are focused and concentrated for us and on the work.”
The pair are expected to start tomorrow’s game against Burnley, with the French international recovered from an ankle knock.