I want Aubameyang to stay at Arsenal, but would you blame him if he left?

Aubameyang, will he stay or go? by Shenel

It’s seems that loyalty from players is a no-go area for many clubs, but mainly seems more active at Arsenal at every end of season. As we hit the period of contracts and deals running down, yet again we risk losing one of our top key players within a year, for free, if he does not sign an extension, and despite the amazing job Aubameyang has done at Arsenal, does it seem as though his time is up?

Many Arsenal fans may pray he stays but given the body language he posed during the first two games since the return from the lockdown it doesn’t seem positive. It could be argued that most of the players shared the same anxious, tiresome, body language in those two games, brought on of course by obscure travel arrangements, especially landing only 3 hours before the game in Manchester. So Aubameyang could be forgiven for looking tired and “out of it” as most of his teammates also did. Although this did improve for all of the players against Southampton, and hopefully going forward it will long continue in a positive way all round.

Reaching the age of 31 for most footballers is the beginning of the end, they have only a few years left in their playing career, if that, and begin weighing up their options as to where the best place to end their successful career is.

For Aubameyang the choice is clear, stay at a club whose fans and players have grown to love you, as a player, a captain, a leader and a person. Help to get the club back to where it belongs and back competing for what it deserves. OR, move on, get loads of money, become a possible main target-man upfront or just a mere feature on the bench of the new team, yet have a nice bank account to fall back on.

The choice is his, will he remain loyal to the club who chased him and wanted to bring him in for a long while before they finally did, and will he also remain loyal to Arteta who wants to build the team around him, or will he follow in many other players footsteps and leave for free because he doesn’t agree with the future plans of the club?

No matter what happens it is clear to see that if he leaves it’s the same old Arsenal, but if he stays, then maybe just maybe the tide of loyal players staying is finally going to change at Arsenal.

But who would blame him right now given the inconsistent state of the club and the questionable decisions of the manager and board, if he left. Right Gooners?

Shenel Osman


  1. No, I wouldnt, I hope he stays but if he isnt interested, I dont want us forcing him against his will

  2. Well, I wouldn’t want him to leave for free, but it would be unwise to try and keep him if his heart isn’t in it. I think it backfired keeping Sanchez.

    I might be barking up the wrong tree, but I am not sure that Arteta would be building a team around Auba mostly because of his age. His desired salary might just have an influence too.

  3. I won’t be disappointed if we sell him at the end of the season but will be so mad if we extend his contract on ridiculously high wages or allow him to go for free. I like that he scores goals for us but I prefer Suarez or Aguero type of striker. A striker that can dribble, mark, defend pass and create. All these are lacking in his game.

  4. Negotiating players contract is not easy, William,Pedro,Sane are likely to walk free it’s a matter of offer and acceptance you cant blame the club for incompetence if a player is determined to leave and/or leave for free.Its not all in the hands of the club.If Auba want to go to Madrid who can stop him it’s his life and carreer and we’re just another club to him.

  5. I’d honestly be fine if we sold both Laca and Auba. Of course if the money is actually reinvested. Auba is obvs top class, but why is it our attackers were more fluid with lesser players like Walcott/Giroud in lineups? Part of the reason is midfield, surely, but I also think being able to bring other players into the game is what older Arsenal teams were much better at and it’s why we always were on the high ends of goals scored at the end of seasons. Now everything is dependent on if Auba can break an offside trap and put the goal in the back of the net. Makes us one dimensional, and as much as I love Auba, this is really all he can do and all he has needed to do. But is it what we need to become better in the future? I dont know. Finding a striker that suits our vision more may be better in the long run, and I dont think either Laca or Auba represent that. And yes, I know I’m crazy for critiquing a talent like Auba.

  6. nketiah and martinelli needs to play regularly

    auba is 31yo and he should play 1 more season max and leave

    1. “auba is 31yo and he should play 1 more season max and leave”

      You want him to leave for free? I say sell him and Laca who is hopeless and bring in an experienced and proven striker to lead the line while the two young guns develop.

  7. I could blame him all day long. He is already extremely well paid. Asking for even more is just being greedy.

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