Aubameyang urged to snub Barcelona interest unless he wants to stay on the bench.
Barcelona is reportedly interested in signing Arsenal attacker, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang as they look to replace Luis Suarez, but the Gabonese attacker has been urged to snub their interest and remain at Arsenal.
Aubameyang has been Arsenal’s most effective player over the past two seasons as he has scored the goals that have kept them competitive. However, his goals have been unable to help them get into the Champions League.
Arsenal is looking to tie him down to a new deal, but the attacker is reportedly waiting for Barcelona to make a move for him.
Barcelona is prepared for life after Luis Suarez even though he has managed to net six times in ten league games this season.
Former Chelsea star, Craig Burley has, however, advised the attacker to remain at Arsenal and avoid being used out of position as Antoine Griezmann has been.
“If this was to happen, he’s going out there to sit on the bench,” he said of a potential transfer.
“There’s already a problem at Barcelona where Griezmann has been moved out to the left to make room for Suarez and [Lionel] Messi playing in behind.
“I’m not sure they would go for a player like that, although he’s a good goalscorer.
“I think for him, it wouldn’t be a great move.
“He’d be a bit-part player at Barcelona, right now with their squad.”
Burley does have a point, there is a chance Auba will be a bench warmer but I am not so sure.
If he is supposed to be brought in as Suarez replacement then surely that means first-team football to the same level the Uruguyan enjoys.
Regardless, I have a feeling this one could be a saga and distraction for Arsenal.