Arsenal legend fears Aubameyang will depart the Emirates at the end of this season 

Tony Adams has admitted that Arsenal could be forced into selling Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the summer as the Gunners have become a selling club.

The Gunners have been in talks with their captain over a new deal as he enters the final year of his current deal.

However, Arsenal has been used to losing their best players for years, even under Arsene Wenger.

The Frenchman oversaw the sale of the likes of Robin van Persie, Samir Nasri and Alexis Sanchez before he left Arsenal.

Tony Adams admitted that while players left under Wenger, the Frenchman delivered Champions League football every season.

He then added that although the Gunners have become a team that sells its top stars, he would fight against the sale of Aubameyang if he was the club’s manager at the moment.

Asked by Sky Sports whether it is likely he will leave, he said: “Quite possibly, he could walk out the door.

“I loved [former manager] Arsene Wenger’s principles, that no player was bigger than the club, and he moved players on if it made sense for the club financially.

“He was strong with that and he got Champions League football every year but it did stand in the way of recruitment – so we have become a club that is selling the best players.

“If I was a coach I’d be saying ‘Don’t sell Aubameyang at any price, we need to recruit, bring players through the academy and keep our best players’.”

Arsenal has been in talks with Aubameyang over a new deal, but there is hardly any positive news coming from those talks

The Gunners would not want to keep him and lose him for nothing after next season, so a summer sale is possible.

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5 Comments

  1. stevo says:

    Me thinks this could get ugly as Aubameyang will be saying ” I am twice as valuable as Ozil now pay me 400k p/w and if you don’t I will leave for free in a years time”.
    The club is going to have to sell Aubameyang at a ridiculously low price to entice any buying club to want a 31 yr old with huge wage demands with no resale value and who they can get for free in a years time.
    Ozil Sanchez Ramsey and now Aubameyang. Another financial debacle is looming.
    Just what we don’t need post covid19

    1. jon fox says:

      Stevo, Except that no other club either will pay him or any other player that sort of money ever again. At almost 31 and probably already 31 andmany months before he wears ANY shirt again, his value is limited and so are his wage expectations in reality, whether not he realises that. He probably doesn’t, but then again footballers have never had a proper job outside football and know little of how the REAL financial world works. They will soon find out though, when reality hits them, as it will!

    2. Phil says:

      @Stevo-but if you look at it the other way, what Club would be willing to pay those wages for a 32 year old in a years time if Aubamayang does wait until his contract ends? And if it is this summer even a £20m fee on top of those wages will be too much for many, bearing in mind the financial state most Clubs will find themselves in. Maybe if he is realistic, he might just going out less could actually mean more, and he might realise the type of offers he will receive will be no better than what he is offered by Arsenal. It all depends on the player at the end of the day, which ridicules Rauls statement a few years ago that no player would ever be allowed to run his contract down again

      1. SueP says:

        Absolutely right

  2. stevo says:

    @Phil. This transfer season is going to be very interesting.

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