Arsenal forward keen to see out his contract despite exit links

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has no interest in leaving the club this summer, despite rumours linking him with a potential switch to Barcelona.

The Gabon international signed a new three-year deal in north London last summer, tying him to the club until the summer of 2023, and the Express understands that he has every intention of seeing out that contract.

Auba didn’t enjoy his most fruitful season last term, bringing his worst goal tally to date since joining the club, albeit whilst being marred by off-the-field problems such as contracting malaria and ill-health of his mother which she thankfully survived from.

There was fresh speculation about our star striker this weekend after he was a late absentee from Friday night’s clash with Brentford, alongside team-mate Alexandre Lacazette, with our side going onto lose that clash 2-0, with rumours emerging to link PEA with a move to Barcelona, possibly in something of a swap deal.

The report insists that there is no truth in such a move however, so fingers crossed that he can return to the form which we became accustomed to in previous seasons.

Did anyone believe the rumours surrounding Auba’s future? How many goals are we expecting from the 32year-old this term?

Patrick

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15 Comments

  1. Jay says:

    Why would he want to leave he’s 32 and on mega £££ at Arsenal. nobody in their right mind would pay him what he thinks is acceptable (other than mugs like us apparently). Goal wise I am expecting 15 at a push from the “captain” this season

    1. guy says:

      If he stays there will be attempts to use him and return him to form as there were with Ozil.
      What I really don’t get is him retaining the captaincy – he was never in the slightest bit suitable and it may even (as happens in cricket) have even been the trigger for his downhill slide.

  2. PJ-SA says:

    Football is a strange sport, much like politicians, no matter how bad you are your job security and current wages are perfectly safe.

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      @PJ-SA
      RealTalk…👍🏿

  3. CorporateMan says:

    I have a strong feeling that Auba is not finished yet. I think he is just going through a rough patch. It might just take a little spark for him to spring back into life. Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt.
    Let’s not forget the lengths we went trying to convince him into a new contract. He obliged. So all we can do now is see how best to use him to help the team. I believe there is still some fear factor with him against the opposition.

  4. siamois says:

    I take it that he was really ill and couldn’t play but what about Laca? it’s all very confusing.

    1. guy says:

      I think Siam that its not saying Auba was sick and Laca wasn’t – merely that Auba has let it be known he wants to stay, whereas Laca is probably more open to leaving.

      1. siamois says:

        Thanks!👍

  5. Sid says:

    Incoming Ozil comparisons, lol..
    Maybe a different tactic will bring back Aubameyang’s goal scoring form back? It does not hurt to experiment if your primary, left flipper pinball gameplan does not work.

  6. guy says:

    Agree Sid – I see a potential Ozil reincarnate here. Bottom line is that in both cases the club gave them the contracts (albeit after both times being begged by fans to keep them at any cost) so they are entitled to expect us to honour them.

  7. Glorious says:

    That’s loyalty

    1. Adeyemii says:

      Big money loyalty hahaha

  8. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

    it’s so hilarious to read comments by those individuals who want everyone to offer up a “clean slate” to our current manager, who ironically reneged on his own clean slate initiative, yet not to do likewise with someone, in Auba, who has provided infinitely more joy to this club since arriving…not to mention, it was clear that no one was going to light it up in this service-stunted, sleep-inducing offensive scheme…talking out both sides of your mouth has become a real theme here since Mikel went off script

  9. Stella says:

    Wenger could name two entirely different defences for both Emirates Cups games and still leave with a pair of clean sheets. Aside from the logjam in goal that has forced Wojciech Szczesny out on loan there are now at least three very good centre-backs in the squad, a choice of young and pacey or old and reliable at full back and Calum Chambers to fill in elsewhere. If the back-end of last season saw Ozil settle into the side this pre-season has shown how impressive Arsenal look when their record signing is on song. The only player to start both games, Ozil was at the heart of most of the Gunners’ best chances, particularly in a slow start against Wolfsburg. As for his assist for Aaron Ramsey against Lyon, there was a pass few else in world football would see.

  10. gunnerforlife says:

    I hope Auba comes good this season and I also feel he is not finished yet. He just needs a little spark to ignite him and he will come out flying once again and play like how we know him to play.

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