‘Every chance’ – Former Gunner talks up reported January exit

Jermaine Pennant has claimed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would be open to joining Newcastle in January, with his Arsenal career in the balance.

The former winger joined Arsenal at the age of 16 but struggled to earn a regular role in the first-team before eventually leaving to join Birmingham back in 2005.

He now works as a pundit with Stadium Astro, and claimed that Aubameyang’s priority will be to get back playing regular football again, and believes Newcastle have a great chance of persuading him to join from north London this month.

“As a professional footballer, it doesn’t matter, you want to play football,” Pennant told Stadium Astro.

“And if it is not happening at Arsenal, he won’t want to sit there on the weekend watching his teammates play while he is sat at home, he will want to play football.

“He’s a great player and he will want to showcase that. It could be chance to get another big move off the back of that.

“Getting stripped of a captaincy, there is not really much coming back from that. We know he is not going to be a starter, we know he’s not going to get much game time.

“There is every chance this Newcastle deal could come off for sure.”

In my opinion, Aubameyang’s recent disciplinary breaches tell me that his priority at present isn’t playing football however. It sounds as though he is distracted by certain things that are happening away from the pitch, and it has allowed his relationship with Mikel Arteta to fade away.

Auba may well want football to be a distraction from whatever is going on behind the scenes, and his time away from the club could well give him some perspective, but I don’t think that we will hear too much until he does make his return to the club after the AFCON.

Can you see Auba at Newcastle before the close of the transfer window?

Patrick

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5 Comments

  1. I cannot see Auba ever again being a first choice pick in our team. I fervently hope he leaves us this month never to return. I care nothing of where he goes,only that he DOES go!

    He has chosen to let us down bigtime and as such we are better off without him and that asap too.

      1. NOT WITH PLAYERS LIKE AUBA AND FORMERLY OZIL TOO, WHO DO NOT CARE ABOUT OUR CLUB AS WE ALL DO SUE.
        Can you honestly tell me that is wrong!! I SUPPORT THE CLUB FIRST, SECOND, AND ALWAYS.
        PLAYERS, NO MATTER WHO, COME AND GO BUT THE CLUB REMAINS WHAT WE ALL SUPPORT.

        I CAN NEVER UNDERSTND FANS WHO SEEM TO LOVE ANY PARTICULAR PLAYER MORE THAN OUR CLUB. THAT MAKES NO SENSE TO ME.

        1. I agree Jon that once they’ve gone, they’ve gone and I don’t get overly sentimental. I have wonderful memories of certain players though, over the years , but do admit to being mortified by Petit leaving and not just for footballing reasons either😍

          1. Sue, I can understand why women or even gay men might well miss players in a different way from the rest of us.

            That is fine and understandable but for the rest of us, players range from those to whom we feel awe and admiration, eg Thierry Dennis etc, to those who we would prefer to keep but not at any cost , such as Parlour. He was an Invincible and in a way a key player but not an irreplaceable one. Though I can argue that last sentence, even with myself. He was a particular favourite of mine, as I LOVED HIS SHEER PASSION AND WORKRATE.

            On the other extreme, we have/had those such as Xhaka or Mustafi, Sokratis who we cannot wait to get rid of. I realise that a few Gooners still like XHAKA but it would be an odd world if we all agreed on everything.

            But the bottom line is that eventually, ALL players, great middling or awful, all leave.
            The club,however, remains and we support the club, as Gooners. We are not Bergkampites or God forbid, Xhakaites!

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