Ian Wright gives his opinion on what it will mean to keep Aubameyang

Ian Wright reckons that keeping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be a bigger signing than any new player that Mikel Arteta brings through the door.

The Gunners’ captain has entered the final year of his current deal at the club and he has been in talks with them over a new deal.

There is optimism that he will sign a new contract at the club, but nothing has been announced yet and the Gunners are busy with their other transfer targets.

They have just completed the signing of Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille, he joins Willian as a new signing, while the club is also close to bringing back Dani Ceballos for another loan spell.

These new additions will make Arsenal a stronger team and they should also help them get back into the top four.

However, Wright is keen to see Aubameyang stay and he reckons that keeping the club captain and goal machine will be an even more important transfer decision.

“To be honest, I think he will be the most significant signing Mikel can make,” Wright told Good Morning Britain as quoted by The Independent.

“We do need to make that happen, simply because of what he brings to that team. When you look at the chances created for Arsenal, they were 16th in the league and he still scored the amount of goals he scored.

“So if you can imagine, we can start creating more with the players we have signed – the Willians and people like that – then he is going to score more goals. It is imperative that he signs.”

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  1. That’s terrible 16th 👀👀

    If Ozil isnt going then let him get back to playing as he creates effortlessly. Might aswell get something from the 350k a week we pay him to create.

    Aouer could maybe fix that problem along with Willian if that is even possible to get him from Lyon.

    1. Ozil is only an option, if Arsenal has Partey and a DM like Diawara or Soumare to do his tackling and ball winning for him.
      If he couldn’t perform in that midfield three, it would be obvious, even to his strongest admirers, that he is finished in the EPL.
      It is up to Arteta whether he selects him or not, but in the current midfield (without Partey and a specialist DM), Ozil is a revolving door without the ball.

  2. 16th in the League shows how good Auba was in that inspite of so few chances, he still was among the top scorers in the League. Also, it shows the importance of missing someone like Ozil, who for no fault of his(I dont want to elaborate), is left out of the team for purely non footballing reasons, so many players past and present have been given chances time and again inspite of failing than why the bias against Ozil? Also it means we have to go for Aouar for making up the lack of creativity. The Club should do everything to make Auba sign his extension.

    1. gunner for life, Mikel Arteta selects the team. Ozil can’t or won’t provide Arteta with what he wants and needs from players without the ball.
      Would Arsenal get the 11 player effort with and without the ball in the major games against top opposition at the end of the season and in the semi final and final of the FA Cup, with Ozil in midfield?
      Arteta didn’t think so.

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