SIX Arsenal stars are running out of time to salvage their careers at the club.
The Gunners are currently on course to win their first Premier League title in two decades, but for some it could be their final months at the club.
Mikel Arteta’s side are eight points clear of second-placed Man City after one more game.
This means that to secure 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 roster has been tested with injuries suffered by first-team players, which has pushed the roster to the limit.
But many have stepped up and contributed positively to the campaign.
Here’s a list of six players who will fight to prove they still have a future at the club.
The Scotland left-back has proven to be a reliable player in the squad as a replacement for 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 Ukrainian in the pecking order.
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Tierney was linked with a move to Newcastle in the summer and could have an escape route if he can’t oust Zinchenko by the end of the season.
The England centre-back has a great chance to prove himself at Arteta as William Saliba will miss several weeks in the Europa League following injury.
Holding did well in the win over Crystal Palace and maintained their place after the international break.
However, he needs to remain in top form to avoid losing his place to the French when he returns from injury.
The London-born attacker has had a volatile season with injuries but has made some important contributions when fit.
He has scored three goals in his four Premier League games, including the injury-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 keep making the right impression to convince the club that he is worthy of a new deal.
Emile Smith Rowe
The attacker has struggled with injuries this season, limiting his time on the pitch.
Smith Rowe, on the other hand, has made only eight assists in the league.
The Englishman returns at the right time from injury and on arrival he can prove he still has a future at the club.
Despite only joining the club in January, Jorginho is already facing a battle to salvage his future at the club.
Signed as a cheaper alternative to Brighton’s Moises Caicedo, the Italian plays as a substitute for Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey.
However, the Gunners have been linked with a summer move for the Seagulls star as well as West Ham skipper Declan Rice, meaning Jorginho will need to prove he can be trusted in the long term.
It seemed Nketiah’s time at the club came to an end when Gabriel Jesus arrived last summer, but he stepped in when needed.
After the Brazilian’s injury, Nketiah led Arsenal’s attack and scored some key goals.
However, with Jesus fit again and Leandro Trossard also stepping in as a striker, Nketiah will have to fight again to prove he deserves a place at the club.
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