Arsenal need to be ‘ruthless’ in summer window

Former striker Kevin Campbell has told Arsenal that they must be ruthless in the coming window, whilst blaming them for allowing the Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang situation.

The Gabon international is strongly linked with the exit door this summer, with just over 12 months remaining on his current deal.

Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona have all been linked with a move for our top goalscorer, and Campbell believes that Real might have the strongest negotiating point.

“One thing I will say about those teams, they have pieces that could entice Arsenal to do some trade,” he said.

“There could be players involved, swapping players with a little bit of money.

“Let’s talk about Jovic, who isn’t really getting a look in at Real Madrid. He could be a bargaining chip to try and lure Aubameyang over there.

“First and foremost Arsenal should have never let it get to this position in the first place.

“Soon as he gets to two years, the contract should have been on the table, ‘Sign it sign it, if you don’t in the next six months we’ll look to sell you.’

“That’s the way [it should be] – they came out with that statement that no player would get to one year left and now we’ve got not only Aubameyang but [Alexandre] Lacazette to come down to one year[next summer].

“There’s going to have to be some ruthless moves made at Arsenal.”

Will our club ever learn from the contract debacle of Ozil and Alexis in 2018? Will we have to sell both Laca and Aubz if no new contracts can be arranged over the coming months?


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  1. Auba is a goal machine
    He rarely has had droughts.
    But to be honest i dont want auba to stay.Because him as a winger is actually not gonna show the ruthless side of his instincts.He is a very good player and i just wish him all the best wherever he goes..

    After a long time,
    Hope all my fellow gooners are okay…🙄

    1. i totally agree. let him go. see how he missed that goal in Europa return leg at home with only keeper to beat and very near goal. this is what i have not heard of arsenal fans comment. assuming it was a final of champions league or any other and we missed such opportunity from our best striker i dont know what our funs would say. he scores alright but misses alot of good chances.

  2. If I was a coach of Arsenal, I’d ship out Ozil, Xhaka, and Mustafi by all cost. The money raised from those sales, I’d buy one strong defender. I’d play with two defensive mid-fielders. In those positions I would propose that Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Gouendouzi, and Elneny should compete for those two positions. If left back make runs further foward, then Kolasinac can cover his position. If right back make rums further foward, then Maitland-Niles can cover his position. In attacking mid-field, i would propose that Martinelli, Ceballos, and Willock to compete for that position. Then keep Auba and Lacazette by all costs. Then Arsenal will start tickling again, like in the old days

  3. Happy your not in charge mate. Two defensive midfielders who cant defend or attack and including Kolasinac and Elneny in midfield do you want to go down?

  4. But they’ll be better than Xhaka and Torreira. Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, and Elneny they’ve got strong defensive aptitude

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