The 30-year old’s future at Arsenal is a hot topic at the moment. The winger has played a vital role for Arsenal since joining from Dortmund back in 2018.
His Goals have kept the Gunners in hope of a return in Champions League football next season. Last year’s golden boot winner has scored 17 goals this season just two short of Jamie Vardy.
The Gabon international is linked with Manchester United, Barcelona and Inter Milan.
The Gunners striker has scored 17 goals out of 40 in the Premier League this season. The question arises will the fans see him at Emirates next season?
The contract status of Aubameyang certainly holds all the cards at the moment as the North London outfit could leave Arsenal this summer, rather to lose him on a free transfer.
There are a number of clubs who are keen on signing the striker. The Gunners will have no option but to sell their captain, if not on a free transfer.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Arsenal for a club-record fee of 56 million pounds, this summer Arsenal have a chance to recoup the amount of fee.
If Gunners sell Aubameyang at a high value, they could use that money to reinvest in other areas of the squad.
A defender and midfielder should be a priority for Arsenal, and of course, a replacement for the 30-year-old, if he leaves Emirates this season.
Arsenal head of football Raul Sanllehi told:
“any player who does not renew their contact before they reach the final year will be sold”
This sentence was later backed up by Vinai Venkatesham saying:
” We need to make sure we are really disciplined, A good example of that is senior players that aren’t towards the end of their career’s”
The risk of losing Aubameyang for free in the summer of 2021 is familiar to Arsenal fans with some key players losing on a free transfer down the years.
Sanllehi and Venkatesham can live up to their promise if they follow their policy against Aubameyang.
Arsenal have several exciting young talents, which stand to benefit from Aubameyang’s departure. Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka are two possible candidates to move further.
In 2007, Thierry Henry departed for Barcelona, the likes of Van Persie, Adebayor got more chances.
Aubameyang is the main source of goals. Selling the 30-year-old will leave the Emirates with a massive problem in the short term, scoring goals consistently.
Mikel Arteta is facing a situation that he would have seen Arsene Wenger experience a number of times during his period. To lose Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be a blow for Arteta.
The 30-year-old winger has a massive influence on the dressing room. The fact he was voted as one of the captains after just one season at the club. His friendship with players proves that.
He helped Matteo Guendouzi settle his move to England in 2018 and has done the same for Nicolas Pope. The influence cannot be replaced.
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