Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the Gabon international and the current captain of the Gunners, now has one more year of the contract under his name. But, former Arsenal star Jeremie Aliadiere believes that the North London side should sell the top scorer of the club, even at a lower price than expected.
Since Aubameyang took his transfer to Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in 2018, he scored 61 goals in his 97 appearances for the EPL side. However, several clubs such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Inter Milan are linked with the Gabon star since his arrival at the North London side. And now, the speculation is becoming even stronger.
Jeremie Aliadiere believes Arsenal should sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer
While talking about Aubameyang, Aliadiere said, “They’ve got to sell him, 100 percent,” and added, “Arsenal can’t keep losing players on a free. To be honest, I still can’t believe we’ve again got a top player, our captain, going into the summer only having one year left on his contract.”
He said, “For me, it has to be sorted when he gets to two years. Last summer he should have signed a deal or been sold. Because when you get down to one year left, in a player’s mind there is a difference.” The star then added, “If I was Aubameyang and I knew I only had one year left, I would sacrifice one year of my career to go on a free and get paid a ridiculous amount of money and have all the clubs in the world chasing me. Who wouldn’t?”
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The former Arsenal star said, “That’s why I just think it’s wrong management yet again. It should be sorted at two years. You should not let a player end up with a year left on his contract, especially a player like Aubameyang. It’s not right.” He said, “I just think players are playing on it, they keep letting negotiations drag on and the next thing you know, he’s just got one year left.”
He said, “And now, how much are we going to sell him for with one year left? Arsenal are in the worst position you can imagine again because you’ve got a top-quality player who assures you of 20-25 Premier League goals a season who is one year away from leaving on a free,” and then added, “Or, he gets sold to Barcelona or Real Madrid and for what? How much can you expect for him now? Nothing compared to what if you’d sold him last summer. They could have asked for £100 million ($121m).”