One major reason why Aubameyang could stay at Arsenal revealed by Ornstein

David Ornstein claims that there is a good chance that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could remain at Arsenal next season and leave the club next summer for free.

This is because he would stand to earn a huge signing-on fee if he leaves for another team without a transfer fee.

Arsenal has been struggling to get Aubameyang to sign a new contract at the Emirates. The Gabon striker’s current deal will expire after this season, and this summer represents an important one for the Gunners.

The club claims that they want to keep their captain beyond this season at all cost, however, the striker could refuse any new contract and leave as a free agent, this is the view of Ornstein.

A Twitter user quoted the journalist by Tweeting “Ornstein: There is a chance Auba could even stay and take the loyalty bonus at the end of the contract and then leave on a free”

But Ornstein responded to the Tweet with a correction which reads:

“Didn’t say loyalty bonus, said signing on bonus elsewhere if he leaves as free next summer” followed by a thumb up emoji.

This would be terrible news for Arsenal and the Gunners could be forced to sell him in the summer, however, if he simply refuses to leave there is not much that can be done.

Arsenal plans to hold further talks with Aubameyang when the season ends and we can only hope that some sort of reasonable agreement can be reached.

Tags Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang


  1. If this scenario does happen, I wonder if the same kind of abuse will be heading Aubameyang’s way as some of our other players have had to put up with?

    After all, he will be holding the club to ransom and will be leaving for free.

    1. Ken,
      I wonder which players you were referring to?

      I’m guessing that Aubameyang would have to withstand some backlash. After all, our supporters want their stars to stay and renew their contracts, and running them down would hardly be popular.

      1. Still waiting on the player Ken is referring to cos I still find it difficult to remember a player who does that without the backlash of the Fan.

  2. Another way to punish such a
    selfish player is to keep him on the bench for the remainder of the season

  3. If he refuses to sign a new deal, and refuses to be sold, then that will be a demonstration of sabotage. In that case, he should be an unused sub all through the season.

  4. I’d take £30m and Rakitic loan from Barca. If he’s not going to sign a new deal then good riddance! MA only wants players who wants to play for this great club and rightly so!

  5. I did not know that it’s the player who decides whether or not he’ll go, when the club wishes to sell him and have a willing buyer. If so, then I’d like to know:
    1 why was Arsenal criticized, like in the case of Van Persie, for selling to a rival, if it’s not their choice who they can sell to?
    2 Why do players regularly respond to speculation about their future by claiming they can’t comment because they know nothing about their club’s plans and negotiations?

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