Arsenal are on red alert as Danny Sturridge considers his future at Chelsea. The striker, 22, has just over a year left on his contract and is concerned about the club's decline on and off the pitch.

A pal told The Sun: "Daniel will be distraught if Chelsea finish outside the top four - he's desperate to prove himself at the highest level and that means he wants Champions League football, not Europa League."

He is desperate to play as centre forward but AVB insists he is not ready and continues to persist with £50million flop Fernando Torres.

Yet Sturridge has outscored the Spaniard 10 goals to four this season despite being played wide right most of the time.