Former Gunner urges Aubameyang to do one thing before making decision on future

Sol Campbell has urged Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to ask himself if he trusts that Mikel Arteta and Arsenal FC will make the necessary improvements to get back them back to the top.

The Gabon international is into the final 12 months of his playing deal at present, but with the current season having been delayed by the Coronavirus pandemic, the transfer window has since been moved.

Aubameyang’s future is very much in the air currently, with the striker so far having refused to agree terms over an extension, and he doesn’t appear to be ready to make the decision on his future at the moment.

Sol Campbell believes that his decision should be down to his belief in whether Arsenal can return to challenging up the table by making the right signings this summer, and that a conversation needs to be had with Arteta.

‘He’s got to settle down and have a conversation with the manager and he needs to have a clear understanding of what they’re looking to spend, who they’re trying to get in,’ Campbell told Stadium Astro.

‘It’s going to come down to trust, can he trust the club to say, right we are looking for x, y and z, we’re going to bring two or three players in and I think they’ll push us on to really challenge for the top four or really you never know, the Premiership.

‘He needs to sit down with his people and have a serious conversation about where the club is going in the next two or three years, because he hasn’t got five years, six years to say let’s see how it goes, he needs almost instant success now.’

Campbell adds that it isn’t about the amount of money spent which will decide who will win the title, but the right signings at the right time.

‘Sometimes you need to spend a lot of money, but, sometimes you get really lucky and have a lucky, fantastic year. You’ve got to say Leicester, they just kept on going, it does happen,’ the former England international added.

‘I think he [Arteta] is trustworthy, there’s no doubt, he [Aubameyang] has to decide himself where he wants to go in his heart and soul and spirit. Where does he feel that.

‘If I can do it here I’ll just stay here I’ll give it a go, I believe they’re going to get two or three players in and I’ll believe in them’.

‘That’s what it comes down to, no one’s got a crystal ball, it doesn’t matter, you can spend £150-200 million, it doesn’t bring you any trophies.

‘It can probably help the profile of the players around you, but not necessarily end up winning something. Sometimes you’ve got to trust yourself, your own instinct and hope it matches up with the hierarchy.’

Will Arteta be given the funds needed to make the necessary changes this summer? Will the recent upturn in form help the coach persuade our top goalscorer to extend his stay at the Emirates?


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  1. He is a true gunner, wants us to get back to the top.

    Bring Koulibaly& Partey and a top coach.

  2. Sol is speaking from experience – he joined us when he trusted the words of AW and, if that is what Auba is requiring before signing, I can’t think of anyone anyone to put his future in than MA.
    Mind you, a three year contract and £280,000 a week might also come into his thought processes 🤔

    1. Ramsey makes 500k/ week, Auba is at 200k/week, his agent asked 250k.

      Anyone can pay him more, he needs & deserves to win titles and play CL.

      First we need to make it to CL Then bring Havertz, Koulibaly & Partey.

      Bellerin – Koulibaly Holding Tierny
      ……………………Harvest ….Willock

      The Aubalacasaka sounds nice.. We then fight for titles with such team.

      Swap Torreira & Kolas both wanted by Napoli, add 50M for Koulibaly, add Martinelli on loan to facilitate and give boy chance to develop in best defensive league.

      Swap Partey for Gendouzi wanted by Athletico.

      Sell or put Xhaka in swap for Harvertz, add Nelson and Rowe on loan to facilitate deal, 50M should do it then.

      Offload Mustafi, Sokratis, Mikki, Elneny, get 50M. Same amount is what spent then. That’s should be okay with Kroenke or I’m sure they can get 20M in payement plan for Harvertz deal…

      Gives a chance for youngsters to develop 2 years and be back ready to come into the team. By then Auba, Laca, Pepe be gone to make space.

      Our board is simply ridiculous, Kouli & Partey could be here since winter window even prior one. Kroenke won’t put the money, never did, unless payement plans as Pepe, he never spent over 50M in transfers in a 10 years
      average period. Certainly not with an stadium.

      We back to Wenger with mostly youth to help us survive, a coach who loves Arsenal ready ope with it as Arsene.

      Techinaclly we should have a top team and top coach.

      We have a team & coach in development
      Arteta & Saka are that. Not bad but fine to develop, & progress… Keep up with competition this way. .As Wenger was doing with no money to compete…

      1. Your transfer analysis Sounds easy and interesting but practically impossible. We can’t fix the team over night. It’s a gradual process. I trust what arteta is doing and I believe he’s up to something it’s a matter of time. Maybe 2 years to get us back to UCL and 3-4 years to win major trophies.

      2. Mogunna, Bellerin can’t make the grade any more and should be sold to a Club, where he can pursue his first love, modelling.
        Looking at the list of other players you are looking to sell or loan out, heaven help Arsenal if any of your first team players are injured. The bench and cupboard would be bare.

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