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Unai Emery told what two things are integral to Arsenal’s success next season

And Unai Emery also needs to ensure that Mesut Ozil plays to his full potential next year, if the Gunners are to achieve success.

Those are the views of former Arsenal defender Lauren in response to the club’s drab end to last season.

As a result of their fifth-place finish, the Gunners are preparing for a third consecutive season without Champions League football.

Even so, Lauren is hopeful that Arsenal can persuade Aubameyang and Lacazette can stick around for at least another year.

“It is integral to Arsenal’s success next season to keep hold of [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang and [Alexandre] Lacazette,” Lauren told bwin.

“The club and backroom team will be doing their utmost to keep both players at the club.

“I’m hoping that they both avoid temptations of European football and stay at Arsenal for the foreseeable future.

“If you play well at the top level, European clubs will always be looking to sign you, Arsenal need to do whatever they can to keep their star players.”

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Lauren wants to see Emery get the best out of Lacazette, Aubameyang and Ozil next season (Pic: GETTY)

Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette is vital to Arsenal’s chances next season (Pic: GETTY)

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Lauren was Arsenal’s right-back in the Invincible season (Pic: GETTY)

Ozil, meanwhile, has come in for criticism after failing to step up to the mark in Arsenal’s 4-1 Europa League final defeat to Chelsea.

Lauren thinks rumours regarding an impending departure are wide of the mark, but believes it’s critical that Emery gets him focused and playing well.

“Mesut Ozil will stay at Arsenal next season but he needs to start fulfilling his potential,” Lauren added.

“Whether you are Arsenal, Real Madrid or Barcelona, you need your best players to perform on the big stage and Ozil failed to do that on multiple occasions last year.

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Mesut Ozil and Unai Emery don’t always see eye-to-eye (Pic: GETTY)

“In the biggest games last season, the quarter-final, semi-final and final of the Europa League, Ozil was not relevant, so there is something very wrong there.

“Mesut Ozil has a lot of potential and no doubt [Unai] Emery will be working to bring that to the forefront this season.”

Ozil is Arsenal’s highest paid player on a reported wage of £350,000-per-week.

But the former Real Madrid player returned just six goals and three assists in 35 games last season.

Original article: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/787070/Unai-Emery-Arsenal-news-Mesut-Ozil-Alexandre-Lacazette

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