Six Arsenal stars, including Smith Rowe and Jorginho, who have just 12 games left to save their club careers
Six Arsenal stars are running out of time to save their careers at the club.
The Gunners are on course to win their first Premier League title in two decades, but for some it could be their last few months at the club.
Mikel Arteta’s team is eight points ahead of second-placed Man City, with one more game played.
That means to seal the title, the Gunners may need to win nine of their remaining 12 games to become Premier League champions.
Throughout the season, the depth of the squad has been tested with injuries to first team players which has pushed the team to its limit.
But many have stepped up and contributed positively to the campaign.
Here is a list of six players who will be fighting to prove that they still have a future at the club.
The Scottish left-back has proven to be a reliable member of the squad in replacing Oleksandr Zinchenko.
However, he is almost a victim of his own success as he deserves to play more regularly, which is difficult when he is behind the Ukrainians.
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Tierney has been linked with a move to Newcastle in the summer and could have an escape route if Zinchenko is not ousted by the end of the season.
The English centre-back has a great chance to prove himself to Arteta, with William Saliba out for a few weeks after picking up an injury in the Europa League.
Holding did well in the win over Crystal Palace and could keep his place after the international break.
However, he will have to be fit in order not to lose the Frenchman’s place on his return from injury.
The London-born attacker has had an unstable season with the injury, but has made important contributions during the season.
In four Premier League appearances, he has scored three goals, including a stoppage-time winner against Bournemouth earlier this month.
The 23-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the season and he will need to continue to make the right impact to convince the club that he deserves a new deal.
Emile Smith Rowe
The forward has struggled with injuries this season which has limited his time on the field.
Smith Rowe, on the other hand, has only been in the league eight times, providing just one assist.
The Englishman is returning from injury at the right time and could prove he has a future at the club in the race.
Despite joining the club in January, Jorginho is already facing a battle to save his future at the club.
The Italian was signed as a cheaper alternative to Brighton’s Moises Caicedo and has been playing as a backup to Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey.
However, the Gunners have been linked with a summer move for the Seagulls star and West Ham skipper Declan Rice, meaning Jorginho will need to prove he can be trusted in the long term.
It looked like Nketiah was running out of time at the club when Gabriel Jesus arrived last summer, but he stepped up when needed.
After the Brazilian’s injury, Nketiah led Arsenal’s attack and scored some vital goals.
However, with Jesus fit at the back and Leandro Trossard also filling in as a striker, Nketiah will have to fight again to prove he deserves a place at the club.