New players the key to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang staying at Arsenal.
Arsenal could get Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to sign a new deal at the Emirates if they bring in the right players in the transfer window, according to former Tottenham manager, Tim Sherwood.
Aubameyang, who scored Arsenal’s last goal in their 3-1 win over West Ham on Monday, has been one of the leading lights in the struggling Arsenal side this season.
He has only been outscored in the Premier League this season by Jamie Vardy and his goal helped the Gunners end a run of nine games without a win.
Reports have linked Aubameyang with moves away from the Emirates with Barcelona and Real Madrid reportedly battling for his signature.
He has, however, not publicly commented on his future and Sherwood reckons that Arsenal can keep him beyond his current deal if they make the right moves in the transfer market.
“I think [Arsenal is] a great club for [Aubameyang],” Sherwood said per the Express.
“I think he wants to sign but he’s going to watch very, very carefully at what happens between now and the appointment of the new manager.
“[If it is] someone he’s happy with and they convince him they’re going to move into the transfer market and get better players to the football club, I think he stays. I think it’s a great club for him.
“You would hope so [Arsenal have learned their lesson from the past]. But their recruitment needs to be better.
“He’s seen a few transfer windows, Aubameyang, and he’s seen poor players coming into the club.
“It’s obvious to everyone to see defensively they’re not good enough but the powers that be are doing nothing about it.
“The managers that are coming into the football club feel like it’s not really an area that they need to strengthen.
“If they strengthen that and get better midfield players…”
It would be huge for Arsenal if Aubameyang signed an extension but we need some perspective here. This is just an opinion from a pundit, there is no inside info here or anything like that.
But it cannot harm the situation if new signings are brought in next month and not just for Auba’s sake.