Arsenal fans can’t blame Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for stalling on a new deal

It cannot be a surprise that Aubameyang is not ready to sign a contract extension.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remains one of the most lethal attackers in world football and he entered this campaign having won the Golden Boot last season. However, his contract will enter it’s final year next summer and to date, he has held back signing a new deal.

He has scored eight times for the Gunners already this season and they are keen to keep him because his goals are absolutely crucial to the club going forward.

However, Aubameyang doesn’t appear keen on renewing his current Arsenal contract and I can understand that.
Next summer, the Gabonese attacker turns 31, he is already at the peak of his career and should be among Europe’s elites scoring goals in the Champions League.

He probably has less than three more seasons at the top of the football pyramid before his career comes to an end and in all honesty, Arsenal fans should understand if he leaves them for more silverware opportunities.

Real Madrid and Barcelona have reportedly been linked with moves for him. Any of those teams would be an upgrade for Aubameyang and he genuinely has the talents to thrive for them in La Liga and Europe.

Arsenal’s quest for ending the season inside the top four has already been made even tougher as they have an eight points deficit on the top four already and Aubameyang cannot be accused of having not tried his best.

Then there is the situation with the manager, he is clearly unhappy, that can be seen in his body language and his recent performances.

There have already been rumours that he will not sign any deal while the Spaniard remains in charge.

So, the manager, lack of Champions League football and his age all combined are very strong reasons why he may want a new challenge.

13 Comments

  1. gotanidea says:

    We can’t blame any contract rebel if he wants to get a major trophy elsewhere

    Better let the contract rebel leaves, rather than keeping him with big contract and watching him play half-heartedly for money

    1. Eddie Hoyte says:

      Everyone is a rebel according to you.
      Do you really think it’s every football player that’ll end up as Gerrard,Xavi,Maldini for their clubs?

      Once a certain player makes up his mind it’s time to move forward, you label such players as contract revels everything.
      Yet you’ve never for once labelled Arsenal a contract rebelling club when they refused to renew Ramsey’s contract or Cazorla’s. Stop this two face shít, as if it’s every time players take advantage of Arsenal when the truth is really most of the time Arsenal makes a fool out of itself

  2. McLovin says:

    Considering his age, I don’t know if this is the end of the world. He turns 31 next June and relies a lot on his pace so cashing on him (while he’s also refusing a new deal) could be a good idea.

    There are a lot of exciting forwards out there:

    Håland, Dembele, Malen (remember him?)..

    Don’t forget our own Nketiah and especially Martinelli.

    1. gotanidea says:

      Haaland will be a good addition, because of his height

  3. ThirdManJW says:

    Just like Sanchez, I’ll wish him well should he leave. Quite frankly, he’s wasting his time at Arsenal. He deserves to playing for a top club.

  4. Grandad says:

    The fact that he is reluctant to extend his contract is perfectly understandable for a number of reasons.Firstly he will share the frustrations of fans at our continued decline and the failure to bring in quality recruits where it is badly needed at CB and Dm.Secondly the uncertainty of the Manager’s situation will have an unsettling effect, although I suspect privately he would not lose sleep if Emery left.And thirdly and perhaps most importantly,when Lacazette is fit he is invariably pushed side to accommodate the Frenchman thereby reducing his effectiveness.He has been linked to Barca and Real Madrid where the main strikers are reaching the veteran stage,and is seen as an ideal solution for a period of 2/3 years.A move to either of these elite Clubs must appeal to him in what is likely to be his last big money transfer.To my mind, Lacazette is a better all round footballer than Auba who is an out and out goalscorer who rarely contributes in terms of build up, and ball retention.That said he is some poacher who has maintained his speed despite his advancing years.In conclusion, if Arsenal received an offer of 80m for Auba I would take it particularly because in young Martinelli we have a future top class striker who has more strings to his bow than Auba in my opinion.

  5. kev says:

    UST IN:

    Mauricio Pochettino has emerged as Arsenal’s first choice. An official approach is set to be made. Allegri move is off as demands will not be met.
    Ljungberg until summer and then Arteta is plan B. Arteta would also want to finish this season with City before moving

    Nuno news was a smokescreen. Arsenal hold him in high regard and have a huge respect for the job he’s done at Wolves but he’s not the clubs primary candidate.
    Jorge Mendes was the one who offered Nuno to Arsenal, but he is currently not being considered for the job

    1. Durand says:

      OT was wondering if you had any news about James Rodriguez interest in bringing him to Arsenal?

      I hope its not true, and so far Raul’s seeming obsession with Spanish midfielders has been a bust.

      Suarez wasted money, Ceballos underperforming, and now James for £42 million in Summer?

      Please tell me it’s not true, and there is someone to put the breaks on Raul’s spanish obsessions with their flops at other clubs?

      1. kev says:

        I haven’t heard of any news linking James Rodriguez to Arsenal for a while. I doubt it holds any water.
        He’s one of the players that is always linked to us every window for the past two or three seasons when there’s really never been anything concrete.
        Talking about concrete, links to Dayot Upamecano and Merih Demiral are very true

        1. Durand says:

          Thanks kev, appreciate the info. Very interesting the interst in those 2 CB’s, keep it coming please

  6. SAGooner says:

    Good luck to Auba if he wants to leave, don’t blame him for not wanting to sign on for another season on a rudderless ship. Now if we get a 1st class coach that he can identify with, you will hear different noises.

    But here’s the question: a similar situation when RvP left for ManUtd: do you let him play out his contract and get the benefit of another season with a top class striker (I hate the word attacker)? What’s it worth financially in the end, unless he is replaced with someone of the same or better quality? I do not for a moment believe that such a player will not give his best, even if his desire to leave the club is not fulfilled. Is Zaha playing crap because the club didn’t sell him? There are many examples.

  7. Odi says:

    I’d prefer Freddie Llumberg till the Summer. See how it goes.

    For now, till January, we must play 433 at home and 4231 away like most bigger teams.

    Auba
    Martinelli Lacazette Pepe
    Luiz Torriera
    Tierney Holding Chambers Bellerin
    Leno

    Direct play.
    Quick movement on and off the ball.
    Quick crosses into the box.
    One touch & move stuff.
    High pressing football.
    Mass offence and defence.

    Auba needs his preferred center position up top were he is deadliest.

    Laca as a 10 has the dribbling, shooting, passing, ball retention, tackling, workrate skills to as an attacking midfielder, playmaker to play in behind Auba and assist with winning the ball back in the midfield.

    Martinelli has the dribbling, crossing, heading, direct, tenacity and shooting skills to trouble defences especially through the wings and cutting in.

    Pepe, we can buy him for that amount and not consistently play him on to form, he must get use to the epl with time especially seeing Martinelli do it opposite him, he will come good, he has to learn when to dribble, shoot, pass or cross. Few touches is the key. But he has the dribbling, direct, pace, shooting and positional skills to trouble defenders on the right.

    David Luiz for now is the best player in the team to play as our DM. He has the height to win headers, he has the pace and fierceness to win tackles, he has the long range passing and shooting abilities and experience to stay put in front of the back four and dictate play. Guendouzi is too slow and hangs onto the ball for too long, having unnecessary amount if touches and still lean and inexperienced. Xhaka is too immobile and lacks the pace and skills. Torriera is too diminutive.

    Torriera as a CM, is perfect like a Gattuso, he can win balls and still dtive forward pushing our attack. Though I’ll prefer Ceballos when he’s fit at home and Torriera away. Why can’t we just start by actually playing people bin their preferred positions and buy to cover the positions we are obviously lacking.

    Tierney is way way better than Kolasinac on our left. So he owns our left back position. Kola can deputize.

    Bellerin is in poor form, we ought to buy a deputy or a replacement soonest.

    I love English defenders, they r often no nonesense when it comes to defending. Am going with Holding and Chambers. They r close friends, they have impressed the few times they played there together. Their partnership can’t be worse than Luiz and our wrestler. They r young and can only get better if properly encouraged and nortured. Holding and Chambers has the height, ball control and tackling sweeper skills to do great together until we go into the market to get Upermecano, retain Saliba and probably sign a Tilorres, Ruganni or Duffy.

    Leno and Martinez honestly should rotate. They r both at par with each other.

    But most importantly, we need to play quick direct football, one touch passes, quick movements on and off the ball, quick transitions, high presence, shelve passing from the back.

    Am no coach, but my take as a die hard fanatic.

    Many thanks y’all.

  8. Odi says:

    I’d prefer Freddie Llumberg till the Summer. See how it goes.

    For now, till January, we must play 433 at home and 4231 away like most bigger teams.

    Auba
    Martinelli Lacazette Pepe
    Luiz Torriera
    Tierney Holding Chambers Bellerin
    Leno

    Auba needs to be in his preferred center position up top where he is deadliest.

    Laca as a 10 has the quick feet, dribbling, shooting, passing, ball retention, tackling, workrate skills to effectively play as an attacking midfielder/playmaker playing just behind Auba, attacking and also assist ing with tackling, pressing and winning the ball back in the midfield.

    Martinelli has the quick feet, dribbling, crossing, heading, direct, tenacity and shooting skills to trouble defences especially through the wings and cutting in.

    Pepe, we can’t buy him for that amount and not consistently play him in to form, he must get use to the epl with time especially if he sees Martinelli do very well opposite him, he will come good with time, he has to learn when to dribble, shoot, pass or cross. Few touches is the key. But he has the quick feet, dribbling, direct, pace, shooting and positional skills to trouble defenders, he should also learn to switch flanks from right to left.

    David Luiz for now is the best player in the team to play as our DM. He has the height to win headers, he has the fierceness to win tackles, he has the requisite long range passing and shooting abilities and experience to stay put in front of the back four and dictate play. Guendouzi is too slow and hangs onto the ball far too long, unnecessary amount of touches, he is still lean and inexperienced. Xhaka is too immobile and lacks the pace and ball retention skills. Torriera is too diminutive and easily shoved.

    Torriera as a CM, is perfect like a Gattuso, he can win balls and still drive forward pushing our attack. Though I’ll prefer Ceballos when he’s fit at home and Torriera away. Why can’t we just start by actually playing people bin their preferred positions and buy to cover the positions we are obviously lacking.

    Tierney is way better than Kolasinac. So he owns our left back position. Kola can deputize.

    Bellerin is in poor form, we ought to buy a deputy or a replacement soonest.

    I love british defenders, they r often no nonesense when it comes to defending. Am going with Holding and Chambers. They r friends, they have impressed the few times they played there together. Their partnership can’t be any worse than Luiz and our WWE wrestler. They r young and can only get better if properly encouraged and nortured. Holding and Chambers has the height, ball control and tackling sweeper skills to do great together until we go into the market to get Upermecano, retain Saliba and probably sign a tall defenderbl like Torres or Rugani or tall british pacey no nonsense defenders that enjoys defending like Dunk or Duffy.

    Leno and Martinez honestly should rotate. They r both at par with each other.

    But most importantly, we must play: direct play, quick direct football, one touch passes, quick movements on and off the ball, quick transitions, early crosses into the box, high pressing, and shelve passing from the back.

    We must strengthen this January, we need a DM, AM. CM, DF and Winger.

    We can easily Loan AM CM and DF:

    AM: D Costa (Juventus)[Played best as an AM at Bayern]
    CM: Emre Can (Juventus)
    DF: Rugani (Juventus)

    We can buy DM and Winger:

    DM: Dacoure (Watford)
    Winger: Deulofeu (Watford)

    Am no coach, but my candid opinion as a die-hard fanatic.

    Many thanks y’all.

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