Ian Wright makes worrying admission over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future

Ian Wright has admitted that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deserves to be playing in a Champions League club.

The Arsenal legend knows how valuable the Gabonese attacker has been and he admits that Arsenal would be in trouble without Aubameyang’s goals.

Aubameyang was the Premier League’s top scorer last season and he is on course to win that award again this season.

He, however, has just over a year left on his current deal and he will be allowed to talk to other teams in the middle of next season unless he agrees on a new contract with Arsenal.

The Gunners are struggling to keep hold of him as Inter Milan and Barcelona circle and Wright has admitted that he has the quality to be challenging for titles and that he would not blame him if he wants out of the club at the end of this season.

Wright said as quoted by Football365: “If you can imagine him in a better team, he would be winning Premier Leagues and vying for places in Champions League finals and I think he deserves that.

“You don’t see him particularly vocal on the pitch, pointing and screaming, but it’s what he does in respect of his leadership with the goals that he scores.

“If you take his goals out of that team then they’re in a massive heap of trouble. We’re talking about a goalscorer who is scoring at the rate of a Champions League player, a world-class goalscorer.

“We’re talking about the last big contract in his career. I just hope that the love that he has for the club and the fans have for him is enough for him but I wouldn’t want to be in his position because it’s a tough one for him.”

Wright makes some valid points, however, you can take it to the bank that Arsenal will do everything that they can to convince the former Borussia Dortmund man to remain with them beyond his current deal.

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  1. He deserves better wages. Imagine a player who doesn’t contribute much, but earning more than Auba. Anyone can be frustrated. Give Auba better then he’ll stay

    1. Lol! You are speaking like the man is scratching out a living at Arsenal. The man is a multimillionaire on a very handsome salary. The problem is not Ozil earning more than him, the problem is you thinking a multimillionaire deserves even more millions than he is already paid. Wake up and start worrying about what you yourself earn in your job instead of how much less some prima donna at Arsenal takes home than the other!

  2. Wages play a large part, but having the club show ambition and be competitive now has a part too, right? A pay raise has to be in the offer, as well as improvement now rather than placing hopes on youngsters and the future.

  3. Wright has a point but take the main goal scorer out of any team and they theoretically drop down the table

  4. Ian is right(nice catch phrase). we need 2 keep auba at all cost, but it then boils down 2 d ambitions of dis team. we shouldn’t just give him a pay rise(like ozil) just bcus he must stay
    pls if he’s nt long term let him go nd lets build d team 2 win

  5. sterlin, suarez, coutinho when dey left liverpool were d best players in d team, they left nd look at liverpool right now. lets stop making it look like we’ll get relegated if auba goes. if we do d right transfer businesses we’ll b better off

  6. Auba has to be kept at all costs. One thing is to give him a pay rise but the the other thing is to invest in new players who are better than the current ones so that Auba is convinced that the team has ambition.

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