Arsenal boss Unai Emery has admitted he does have concerns for players approaching the end of their contracts at the club.
Aaron Ramsey is the most high-profile player to be currently edging towards the end of his Gunners deal, while fellow midfielder Jack Wilshere was allowed to leave on a free over the summer.
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Emery has revealed he has sympathy for his stars with waning contracts and believes it does have the ability to impact on their performance if they are not solely focused on football.
“I want to give them the most stability to show us they can be focused on the performance only and to show us with each match,” he said.
“In the football years I know the same situation. Because the football career for the players is very short.
“They are professionals for 10, 12 or 15 years, but not more, and need to take the best performance and also work very hard in these years for the future and the family’s future.”