Arsenal's star crisis, Barcelona's future in focus after weekend around Europe

Arsenal is mired in a crisis featuring its top star, while Barcelona, Leverkusen and Monaco are looking to the future in different ways after another weekend of action around Europe.
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The pressure is mounting on Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger as his decision to bench star player Alexis Sanchez backfired, headlining another weekend featuring plenty of talking points around Europe.

Barcelona responded to the news of coach Luis Enrique’s resignation with its best performance of the season, while there was a coaching change in Germany after Borussia Dortmund ran riot over Bayer Leverkusen. Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina rolled back the years in Serie A, while French leader Monaco continued its goal-scoring frenzy in another comfortable win spearheaded by its latest star on the rise.

Here is what caught our eye Around Europe this week:

PREMIER LEAGUE: Wenger, Alexis at odds as Arsenal exits top four

LA LIGA: Barcelona responds to Luis Enrique's exit with top showing

BUNDESLIGA: Leverkusen axes Schmidt amid underachieving campaign

LIGUE 1: After another Mbappe standout showing, is France call next?

SERIE A: Reina saves Napoli's win, sets aim on comeback vs. Real Madrid

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