Alex Iwobi has urged his Arsenal team-mates, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, not to leave the club after this season.
The two players will have one year left on their deals this summer and have been linked with moves away from the Emirates.
Earlier this month, manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that their contract negotiations have been put on hold until the season ends.
Iwobi has now expressed his optimism that they will sign new deals with the London side.
“As you can see from stats, goals and chances they create they are key players in our team,” he told the BBC.
“Everything offensively almost goes through them. Even though we have other players they are world-class players.
“For the club it’d be great for them to stay, but at the end of the day it’s their decisions.”